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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 119

Maps, Plans, Manuscripts, Documents, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.

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  1. Felmersham, Thurleigh, Milton Ernest ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VII S.W, VII S.E etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo, cloth endpapers. Water features hand-coloured. Two areas of land shaded. c1890. £22.00

  2. Grand Theatre, Luton GOLDILOCKS Charles Denville presents his Spectacular Xmas Family Pantomime... Les Trios Farlows from the Folies Begere Paris... Playbill on card, size 15" x 10", printed in four colours with picture of Goldilocks and bears. c1952. £10.00

  3. Morden (Robt.) BEDFORDSHIRE Engraved map, uncoloured, size 14" x 16", title cartouche. Central fold. Sold by Abel Swale, Awnsham & John Churchill c1700. £36.00
    From the 1695 edition of Camden's 'Britannia'.

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  4. Tottenhoe ACCOUNT BOOK for payments to farm workers, January 1801 - 1827, plus some later accounts in a different hand for the 1860's. Notebook size 8" x 6", parchment boards, 110 pages listing payments for specific jobs, many with names of labourer, with a few payments for cheese, beef, beer, seeds, plough etc. ('bt a mare in London' 'pd for wood in Westbury'). For example: 'Pd. Irish men for reeping 5 A. wheat', 'Pd Wm. Lawrence thatching wheat cock 800ft.', 'Pd Wm. Matthis shepherding', 'Pd for mowing 16 A sinfoil'. Following this section are 5p. listing oats, peas, beans, barley 'thrashed from harvest' 1802-5, and 20 of accounts in a different, untidy hand for labour and other expenses from the 1860's. At the other end of the book are 5 pages of receipts, for stock etc., sold, 1801-3. 1801-1866. £140.00
    There is no mention of places in the accounts, although loosely inserted is a slip for receipt of taxes from Ed. Dines, signed by the Collectors of Tottenhoe. The name 'E. Dines is doodled several times in the book.

  5. Egerton (John William) NOTE REGARDING HIS CHAISE requiring a mat to be ordered for his chaise, and saying what he likes about the chaise, and what is wanting. 11 lines on one side of 4to sheet, dated Sunning Hill, Sunday July 11th (no year given). Signed 'John Wm. Egerton'. n.d. c1810? £28.00
    'I like the chaise very well, it seems to run very light...' Egerton was an M.P., and became the fourth richest man in Britain when he inherited the Duke of Bridgwater's estates. Sunning Hill was the home of his wife's family, the Haynes.

  6. Reading PROBATE of the will of John Dudman, gent., of Reading, late of Sackville Street, Piccadilly. Two large vellum sheets, manuscript, with Certificate of Administration, printed with manuscript inserts, attached, large papered seal. Brown stain approx. 2" x 2" affecting two sheets, verso where titled rather spotty. 1823. £18.00
    Leaves large amounts of Bank of England stock, annuities etc. to different people, and his tea chest, silver spoons, Bible.

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  7. Ashmead (G.C) ASHMEAD'S MAP OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF BRISTOL, Reduced from the Original Survey and corrected to 1871. Fine engraved plan, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into original 8vo, unlettered cloth boards, overall size of map approx. 38" x 34". Scale approx. 1" to 1 furlong. With Reference tables of Public Buildings, Schools, Almshouses, Dissenting Chapels, Principal inns and Hotels etc. Some light marks on linen on verso, not affecting paper. Published by G.C. Ashmead & Son, 11 Small Street, Bristol: March, 1871. £680.00
    Ashmead issued his first plan of Bristol in 1828. This was largely based on the work of Joseph Plumley who died after only issuing the prospectus for his map. This first Ashmead map measured 75" x 58" with a scale of 200 feet = 1 inch. Ashmead went on to issue smaller, reduced scale, plans of Bristol in 1833, 1846, 1855, 1871 and 1882. This edition extends from Windmill Hill to Cold Harbour Farm in the north, from the Black Swan on Stapleton Road to Nightingale Valley in the West.

  8. Bacon's LARGE SCALE PLAN OF BRISTOL Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 20" x 25", linen-backed, colour-printed, folding to sm. 8vo., printed wraps, 12p. street index. c1920. £18.00

  9. Bedminster and Long Ashton FREEHOLD PROPERTY at Long Ashton, near Bristol, & in Langton Street, Jubilee Place, Redcliff St. and North Street, Bedminster... for sale by Auction... at the Hope and Anchor Inn Redcliff Hill... the following property... Auction particulars on 3p., folio, folded with docket title, listing 10 Lots, with address, name of tenant, rent, on the first page, and conditions of sale and completed memorandum on the other two. 1862. £25.00

  10. Belle Vue Hill, Clifton BILL of John Lugg, General Whitesmith and Bell Hanger. 4to, printed heading with illustration of lamp and a fancy chandelier either side of heading. Made out for bell repairs. 1858. £6.00

  11. Bristol Aeroplane Company Ltd. THE BRABAZON PROJECT Brabazon I Prototype Air Liner; Brabazon II Air Liner; Brabazon Assembly Hall; Brabazon 1 Miles Runway; Brabazon Ancillaries. Lavishly produced brochure, 19pp., printed on glossy paper, size 11" x 15", full page and folding illustrations, including some in colour. Illustration of the Brabazon in flight at Filton by Terence Cuneo, January 1950. Grained stiff paper wraps with gold embossed title, protective loose cellophane cover. n.d. c1950. £85.00
    'the world's largest civil landplane'.

  12. Bristol POSTMARKS Extensive file of photocopies, with some historical/explanatory notes, of Bristol and Clifton postmarks (mostly with envelopes), instructional marks. In lever arch file, sheets make up one and a half inches in thickness. 1980's - 1990's. £45.00

  13. Cattle Market, Saint Thomas Street AN ACT for removing the present Cattle Market now held in Saint Thomas Street.... for providing a better and more convenient Market instead thereof, and for rebuilding and enlarging the Wool Hall in Saint Thomas Street. 50pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £14.00
    Includes a 2pp schedule of the property concerned, and Tolls, with names of owners and occupiers.

  14. Holesgrove (Thomas), Drawbridge, Bristol, Pub. CLIFTON Tinted lithograph. On stiff paper. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins, buff border. Shows a view from the Somerset bank looking up to the Gorge, where the pillars of the bridge are in situ, but the actual bridge has not been started. Shows Royal York Crescent, Cornwallis Crescent, Windsor Terrace, Clifton Church, Clifton Vale. Paddle steamer and a few boats on river, sheep grazing on bank in foreground. A circular brown stain in left margin, not obtruding beyond border, some slight browning at right edge of paper at one point. Lithographed by Newman & Co. c1850. £80.00
    Scarce. Very attractive colour.

  15. John Hall Ltd. TOOL CATALOGUE Autumn 1960. 108pp., 8vo., many illustrations. 1960. £14.00

  16. Trenchard Street WILL of William Baker of Trenchard Street, Plasterer. 1835. 3p. folio, folded, fastened at top corner with tape. Later copy on paper watermarked 1842. £18.00
    Leaves his house and workshop in Trenchard street to his friends Walter Hughes, of College Green, Cabinet Maker, Charles Fox of Cannon Street, Last Maker and William Hain of the White Ladies in the County of Gloucester, Lime Burner. Also refers to houses in Langton Street Bedminster and Dighton Street.

  17. Woollard (Dorothy) BRISTOL: A SKETCH BOOK 24 pencil sketches 8vo, label with illustration on front board, some slight rubbing on spine. A. & C. Black Ltd. c1950. £8.00

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  18. Marsh Gibbon Grange, near Bicester 50 ACRES OF GRASS CROP.... On lands in the occupation of Mr Edward Jakeman, who is leaving Marsh Gibbon Grange, To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs Jonas Paxton, & Geo. Castle at the Greyhound Inn, Marsh Gibbon, on Wednesday, May 8th, 1867, at Five o'clock.... Poster, size 23" x 18", couple of short tears, slight trace of folds. E. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1867. £24.00

  19. Twyford POSTER advertising auction sale of 6 Good Brick-built and Slated Cottages adjoining the Bicester Road in Twyford, for sale by Auction at Bicester, June 11th, 1875. Poster printed in large type-faces, size 20" x 15", folded in four. 1875. £18.00

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  20. Bacon's MAP OF CHESHIRE Reduced from the Ordnance Survey by Edw. Weller. Colour printed map size approx. 12" x 18", central fold. Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, scale " to 1 mile. Divided into 5 mile squares. c1885. £10.00
    From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.

  21. The Greenbanks, Ellesmere CATALOGUE of the Attractive & Highly Important Sale.... Farming Stock and Implements, 200 Iron Hurdles.... Handsome Roan Mare.... Kitchen & Culinary Utensils &c.... 22pp, 8vo. Traces of vertical fold. 1889. £12.00

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  22. Cargenwyn PLAN Proposed Extension of No. 3 Reservoir for the Camborne Water Co. Plan in ink and colour on thick paper. Scale 4 inches = 1 chain, size 26" x 36", full wash colour. Shows raised ground with hachures, pipes, granite pitching, puddled clay core etc. n.d. watermark 1908. £40.00

  23. Gunwalloe COUNTEPART LEASE of the tenement or farm of Toull or Toll, John Rogers to Joseph Hendy, yeoman. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts, wax seal. Names two 'lives'. 1824. £16.00
    Names two 'lives'.

  24. Helston COPY OF A FINE of 1712, relating to Peter and William Hill and land in Helston. 1p, small folio, in Latin, impressed stamps. Note on verso listing legal costs for searching and making copy. 1736. £16.00

  25. Lizard SURVEY OF TRESAWLE by mee Francis Luttrell and John Corne. 12th September 1664. Manuscript, 17 lines, small folio. Lists house, fields etc., with acreage and yearly value. Together with a small piece giving similar information, undated, and another, 1p., small folio 'The Content and acres and yearly value of Tresaule', undated. 3 pieces. 1664. £25.00

  26. Ludgvan PLAN OF COLLORIAN in the Parish of Ludgvan Property of The Revd. Canon Rogers 1834. Manuscript map on paper, scale 3 chains to 1 inch, size approx. 19" x 16". Mounted flat on recent very fine linen, traces of old folds. In ink and green wash, shows roads, buildings at Collorian and Cockwells, Poldi(ce) Lode, line of water supplying Trewinnard House, well, field boundaries, each plot with a number. Owners of adjacent lands named. By J. Roberts, 1834. £80.00

  27. Maclean (John), historian FOUR LETTERS from John Maclean to Jonathan Rashleigh, 1873-5. Small 8vo, three of them written on both sides. On headed paper of Pallingswick Lodge, and Tolcarne, St. Austell, and one from Bodmin. 1873-5. £18.00
    Mentions proposing Rashleigh as a member of the Harleian Society, the fire destroying the Society's stock of early books, etc. Maclean was the author of 'The Parochial History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor'.

  28. Manaccan DECLARATION of Edward and Jane Williams that they have received the £100 due to them under the will of Francis Boucher of Manaccan, yeoman, and that they release the executor James Johns of any further claims. 1p, large folio, signed by Edward and Jane, with small papered seals. Witnessed by Patrick Reilly. 1794. £16.00

  29. Manor of Liskeard AWARD OF THE COMMISSIONERS made under 'An Act to Confirm and Enfranchise the Estates of the Conventionary Tenants of the Ancient Accessionable Manors of the Duchy of Cornwall, and to quiet titles....' concerning the commutation of Fines, Fees, Heriots etc. Size 20" x 24", 'Manor of Liskeard. Duchy Award' written in ink on back wrap. 2pp. preamble explaining the Award, followed by 17 printed pages, printed on rectos only, printed in columns for Name of Proprietor or Claimant, Description of Tenement, Particulars of the Lands (Field names etc. with measure), Annual Payments, Casual Payments, Sum of Heriot etc., Total, Arrears. In plain paper wraps, cloth spine, name 'Robert Coad, Liskeard' in ink on top wrap. Loosely folded down centre (but not creased). May 1845 £95.00
    Tenements include Trevelmond, Landazard, Caduskett, Boduel, Penhale, Tempellow, Double Boies Mill, Tremabe, Liskeard Workhouse, Troy's Pitt, Lady Parks. The last page lists the Demesne Lands of the Duke of Cornwall. The preamble refers to a separate map which was made.

  30. North Roskear Mine REPORT May 14th 1861. 3pp., 4to. Includes Western District and Wheal Crofty District. Folded and sent through the post, with circular Marazion and Camborne postmarks, penny red stamp. Five small brown stains about the size of a 5p piece. 1861. £6.00

  31. Oliver (J), Rutger (J), Pawlby (J), Surveyors PLAN OF THE BOROUGH OF PENZANCE Cornwall, Dedicated by Permission to His Worshipful the Mayor. Lithographed plan, shoreline and Boundary line of Town's Jurisdiction hand-coloured. Shows Proposed New Dock, Proposed New Harbour, Harbour Office etc. Size 27" x 32", plus margins, dissected in six sections and mounted on new linen, folding into recent cloth-covered boards, printed label to front board. Scale 4 chains to 1". Shows individual houses and plots, woodland, garden plots etc., raised ground shown with hachures. Extends to Lescudjack Castle, Chapel St. Clare, Larrigan River. Some very light browning in bottom left corner. 1841. £260.00

  32. Ordnance Survey CORNWALL. A set of five maps covering almost the whole of Cornwall. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Copper plate engravings, on five sheets, each folding to 12" x 9", dissected, and mounted on linen. Being Sheet Nos. 29, 30, 31, 32 & 33, sheet sizes approx. 25" x 36". Decorative engraved borders pasted to 3 edges of each sheet, except for Sheet 31 which has no borders, and Sheet 30 which has border on left edge only. The margins of all sheets have been clipped at the top with loss of sheet nos., on several sheets the scale bar and imprint have been cut off or partly obscured by border. A clean set, apart from a few light foxing spots on the Bude Bay sheet (29), contained in a very fine original box with pull off top in the form of a book, full straight grained red morocco, gilt, a.e.g., raised bands. Arms of the Ordnance in gilt on the front of the box. The maps fit into a shiny card folder which facilitates their slipping into the box, onto this is pasted an Index map. Five sheets in all:- sheets 29, 30, 31, 32, & 33. Published Lt. Col. Mudge, Tower. 1809-13. This edition 1820's. £540.00
    A fine set of very early impressions, covering most of Cornwall from a line just east of Bude Haven down to 'Polperrow'. The sheets correspond to Margary State 3. These five sheets were published as 'Part the III' of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. The sheets covering the area near the eastern border were in 'Part the II' (Devon) on sheets 24, 25, 26.

  33. Rutger (I.H.), Surveyor A PLAN OF THE PARISH OF SENNEN in the County of Cornwall. 1839. Lithographed map, size 16" x 24", plus wide margins. Scale 10 chains to 1". Compass rose, scale bar. Shows buildings, each field numbered, rocky areas along shore indicated with hachures. Small repaired tear in margin. Dean and Co. Lithr., Threadneedle St., 1839. £85.00 -- See Illustration

  34. Sancreed MORTGAGE of Bejowan, Richard Pearce of Kerris to Thomas Trewren of Trewardreva. 2 vellum sheets, one 20" x 28", the second slightly smaller, wax seal. 4th Aug. 1742. £30.00
    The deed stipulated that a way was to be allowed from Bejowan through Kerris 'for horse and foot'.

  35. St. Ive and Callington PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD FARMS Mill, Accommodation Lands & Dwelling-houses in the Parishes of St. Ive & Callington, Cornwall. To be held at Golding's Hotel, Callington, Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 1916 by Messrs. J. Kittow & Son, Launceston. With 2 large coloured folding plans, 13pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1916. £45.00
    Includes farms of East Crift, West Crift, Durnaford, houses in Fore Street and Well Street, Callington.

  36. St. Wenn A PARTICULAR and estimate of the yearly value of the Barton of Tregganetha in the Parish of St. Wenn.... surveyed and valued in the month of July 1803 by John Stephens of Lower St. Columb. Manuscript valuation on one side of single sheet size 15" x 6". Folds. Lists 21 fields by name, plus dwelling house and garden, with acreages, value per acre, and yearly value. 1803. £18.00

  37. Stannaries of Cornwall THE LORD WARDEN OF THE STANNARIES TO MY BAILIFF greeting. These are in Her Majesty's name, and in the name of his Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, to require you.... Printed form, 7 lines, with instructions to Bailiffs of the Stannary Court claiming goods of defaulters. Size 5" x 13". With blanks to be filled in. 185-. £6.00

  38. Trewannion Estate, Lesnewth PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 403 Acres, for Sale by Auction... 5th April, 1949. 9pp., sm. folio. Lacks plan. 1949. £15.00
    'For generations this Estate has been known to be one of the best stock raising properties in North Cornwall...' Includes Churchtown Farm, Trewannion Farm.

  39. Whig cause in Cornwall A SUBSCRIPTION in favour of Mr. White, editor of The Independent Whig, in consideration of his pecunious losses in the cause of Liberty. Manuscript, single 4to sheet, headed as above, with 13 signatures with the amount subscribed. On verso is 'Paid £15 10s. to Mr White March 21st at the Whig Office.' Folds. Paper watermarked 1813. £25.00
    Among the subscribers are R. Gerveys Grylls, Wm. Davey, J. Rashleigh, Wm. Michell. The British Library has a copy of 'The Trials at large of the Editor and Printer of the Independent Whig, Sunday Newspaper (J.H.H. and W. White); on charges of Libels on Lord Ellenborough and Sir S. Le Blanc, Taken in short-hand.' 1808.

  40. Wynne (Luttrell) LETTER to Charles Rashleigh returning the lease of Tresawle. Dated 2 Ann Street West, 20th Sept. 1806. Signed 'L. Wynne'. 2p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with Rashleigh's name on verso, and small hole where seal broken. 1806. £18.00
    Thanks Rashleigh for his letter of condolence and 'your obliging remembrance of me on this melancholy occasion'.

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  41. Carlisle PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable freehold estate called 'Knight's Lodge', situate at Ivegill.... Closes of Land at Greystone.... and excellent dwelling house no. 42 Aglionby St., Carlisle..... to be Sold by Auction.... 23rd September, 1902. 3pp., folio, folds, docket title, 2 large folding plans. 1902. £28.00

  42. Carlisle THE NEW BREWERY COMPANY, CARLISLE Memorandum of Association. 1879. 31pp., cloth spine... together with... Memorandum of Deposit of Debenture Stock, to The London City & Midland Bank, 1900. 3p., folio, folded... with small group of letters relating to shares, and 38 typed letters on headed paper of the Brewery, mostly very short, circa 1905... Printed Report and Accounts for 1900, 1901, 1903, 1905, and a manuscript balance sheet 1907. 1900-1905. £25.00
    The New Brewery was established in 1774, in Shaddongate. Brewing stopped there in 1917 and the buildings were demolished in 1973.

  43. Carlisle, Wigton, Caldbeck PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Several Estates Situate at Black Hall & White Quay, in the Parish of St. Cuthbert, Carlisle, Buckaban in the Parish of Caldbeck; Barney House in the Parish of Wigton; Gillbrow in the Parish of Lorton.... containing altogether 463 Acres.... all of which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 30th day of October, 1868. 6pp folio, plus leaf with docket title, folded. 7 lithographed plans, hand coloured in outline, five of which are folding, by John Pears, Land Surveyor, Penwith. One folding plan clipped down right edge with loss of some of lithographed surface. Folded with docket title. 1868. £45.00

  44. Kirklinton VALUABLE ESTATES for Sale. To be Peremptorily Sold, by Public Auction, at the Scotch Arms Inn, Rickergate, Carlisle.... All that Freehold and Tithe-Free Estate known by the name of Field Foot.... also a Freehold Estate called Close House.... Handbill, size 12" x 7", traces of folds, some contemporary notes in a very small hand. P. Scott, Printer, Carlisle, 1824. £24.00
    With descriptions of properties.

  45. Penrith PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Premises at Netherend, which will be sold by Auction.... the 7th day of June, 1855.... 2pp., folio, plus docket title. 1855. £15.00

  46. Solway Moss, Longtown GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. 107 N.E. (New Series Sheet 11). Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 19", plus margins, linen-backed, key in margin. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1890. £10.00
    Shows only a small portion in bottom right corner, as the area beyond the Scottish border is blank.

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  47. Peak District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXI. N.E. Quarter sheet, size 13" x 15" plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to small 8vo. A few foxing spots. Electrotyped in 1862. £14.00
    Covers Kinder Scout, Hope, Castleton, Chapel en le Frith.

  48. Wormhill FARMING BOOK January 1st 1799 - November 4th 1838. 4to account book, full parchment-covered boards. 'John Alsop. September 30 1799. Farming Account' written on front board in decorative lettering. 'Farming Book. January 1st 1799. Wormhill' written on flyleaf with 'Gothic' style lettering and many calligraphic flourishes. Boards darkened, ink blotch on corner of flyleaf and corners of back endpapers. 34 pages of entries, 1799-1838. 'Receipts and Disbursements Occasioned by Wormhill Farm'. Lists sums paid for stock, wages, taxes, blackmith's work, etc., with date. Includes 'Chapel le Frith 29 March Bought Old Pricket for £7.15s and Brinded Cow for £6.14s', 'Dec. 10th Sold Beauty and Shangler to George Gregory Buxton for £24.0s', 'May 13 Bought of John Wain at Hope Fair the Yellow sides Cow...' 'Rent to Earl of Newbury due at Lady Day...', 'Paid two Men for mowing the Hallfield' etc. At the other end of the book are accounts for wages due to Thomas Wright, and dealings with Isaac Wilshaw 1806 - 1837. 20 pages. Loosely inserted is a letter from William Redfern, Wormhill Hill, 1840, to an ex-tenant, about money he owes, and the furniture he left in the lodgings... together with... LEASE of one third share of lands at Wormhill, Overend, Green Fairfield and Peak Forest in the parish if Tyddeswall, John Blackwall of Tyddeswall to Humfry Blackwall of Windmill in Hope, 1688. On vellum, size 16" x 29", chipped wax seal on tag. Lists fields with various undertenants. Some slight spotting in places... together with LEASE of 1685 of lands at Wormhill, William Inge of Thorp Constantine and others to John Alsop of Wormhill. Wear at folds in top part of deed, with some loss of text, but otherwise in a clear round hand, signed by 11 parties with small seals on tags... together with... FEOFFMENT of land at Green Fairfield, Samuel Eaton and others to John Alsop. 1705. Vellum, ink slightly faded. 4 wax seals... together with... LEASE relating to Green Fairfield, 1674, two holes in vellum nibbled by rodents... together with... LEASE of a messuage and tenement at Wormhill, Hugh Rodham and Adam Bagshaw to Rowland Fearne of Fairfield. On vellum 21 lines, date in calligraphic initial letter, wax seal on tag, memoranda on verso. 1674. Six items. 1674-1840. £270.00

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  49. Barnstaple ABSTRACTS from Philip Wyot's Book of Barnestaple. Manuscript, 68p., written on rectos only in a neat hand, in 4to notebook, marbled boards, calf spine, piece of calf missing at top and bottom of spine, spine and corners rubbed. On two blank leaves at the back someone has pasted two pages from Sir Stanley Wyatt's 'Cheneys and Wyatts', and noted title in a different hand from that of the manuscript. c1890. £40.00

  50. Barnstaple CONVEYANCE of a garden in Bear Street, George Palmer of Bideford, Blacksmith, and others, to James Heddon, Cooper, of Barnstaple. Vellum, size 23" x 30", four wax seals. Vellum with light spots, a few lines faded but legible. 1770. £10.00

  51. Barnstaple Freemasonry ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER MINUTE BOOK May 1829 to January 1869. Neatly written manuscript on 160 pages, in 4to notebook, vellum-covered boards, morocco label with gilt title on front board, a few ink splashes on vellum. Each minute is headed 'Chapter of Loyalty & Virtue. Freemasons Hall, Barnstaple', with the date, list of those present and record of business, signed by the scribe. Starting from the other end of the book are 28 further pages with lists of members 'Return of the members of the Royal Arch Chapter...' for the years 1841 to 1866. Each year's listing spread over double-page spreads, in columns with name, profession, number of Lodge, Residence, date of Exaltation, Register fees and certificates, and, in some listings, age. 1829-1869. £220.00
    Among the members was the historian J.R. Chanter. Occupations of members include wine merchant, shoe maker, surgeon, solicitor, professor of music, comedian.

  52. Barnstaple ROYAL AND FORTESCUE HOTEL Barnstaple, North Devon. 23pp., oblong small 8vo, stiff wraps with gold embossed title and coats of arms. Five illustrations of the hotel from pencil drawings, and 4 photographic illustrations of Barnstaple. Mendip Press, Bath. c1930. £7.00

  53. Bishopsnympton, Meshaw, Alverdiscott Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF SEVERAL VALUABLE AND ATTRACTIVE FREEHOLD ESTATES Accommodation Lands, Free and Fully Licensed Inn, Coverts and Cottages, comprising- BISHOPNYMPTON.- North Hayne, South Hayne, with fine old House, and South Hayne Plantation... MESHAW.- Five Estates, viz:- Meshaw Barton, with fine Elizabethan Manor House, Great Whitstone, Little Whitstone, Gidley Arms Inn and Farm, Bourne Bridge... ALVERDISCOTT.- Alverdiscott Barton, Borough and Hall, Nethercott, and Lashingcott, Luppincott, South Down and Cloggs Hill, Three Corner Ley and Abboton Cottages... Messrs J. Hannaford & Son, F.A.I. Have been favoured with instructions... to offer the above for Sale by Auction... 26th July.... Folio, photo illustration in text, 12 large coloured folding plans, 24pp, original wraps, cloth spine, photo of thatched cottage (The Barton, Meshaw) pasted to top wrap. Small tear in cloth of spine, tear in margin in front wrap and first six leaves (not affecting maps), corner of pages rather dog-eared. Pencil notes on prices throughout. Second Edition. 1907. £75.00

  54. Borough of Barnstaple PAGEANT: BARNSTAPLE THROUGH THE CENTURIES by the Children of the Borough Schools in the Sports Ground. September 15th 1930. 16pp., 8vo., printed wraps. Gives details of each historical tableau, with names of actors. 1930. £8.00

  55. Broadwood-kelly ABSTRACT OF MR GEORGE COLWILL'S TITLE to Bowood and Inleigh in Broadwoodkelly and Okehampton. 2p, folio, 2 small holes in paper with loss of name of one parish in title and two words in first paragraph. Details indentures etc. from 1668 to 1714. With opinion of lawyer as to a Recovery added in 17 lines at the end, signed Hen. Walrond. dated 1726. £18.00
    Titled 'Lethbridge's Case' on verso.

  56. Buckland Brewer ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT whereby Stephen Ley of Ware Gifford will assign to Hugh Stevens the fee simple of a messuage and tenement known as Higher Twitchen in Buckland Brewer. Single folio sheet, written on 2 sides, no seals, signed and witnessed. 1705. £16.00

  57. Devon election LORD GILPIN Or, the Contrast between a Rich Tyrant, and a few Honest Freeholders; shewing that there are Two Ways of electing Members for the County of Devon. Political broadside in the form of a ballad based on 'John Gilpin', attacking the 'Lord Gilpin' who favoured Bastard, and supporting Ebrington. 50 four-line verses, printed in two columns. Size 16" x 9", folds. Cullum, General Printing Office, Exeter. 1820? £34.00
    Alleges 'Gilpin' escaped to Ireland when Napoleon threatened invasion, and made money from smuggling.

  58. Devon ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheets XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Each sheet 25" x 37", apart from sheet XIII (Start Point to Berry Head) which is 24" x 23", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, inserted in a half calf box with marbled sides, in the form of a book. Raised bands, calf on spine rubbed, some slight rubbing of paper on sides. Roads hand-coloured in buff, parkland green, county boundaries in a wide line of pink, green, or yellow shading. Printed from an Electrotype 1865 - 1868. £420.00
    Covers the whole of the county except for a very small area of north east Devon which is on the Bridgwater Bay map, Sheet XX. An exceptionally clean and crisp set.

  59. Ellacombe (H.T) LETTER on headed notepaper of the Rectory, Clyst St. George, 3p sm. 8vo., embossed seal, to Prince Rodocanakis Asks him to convey to Archbishop Lycurgus 'the respect & blessing of an Old Man which at 80 I may well call myself', and requesting that the Archbishop endorse the photograph in Greek. Damage due to silverfish at bottom corner of letter causing holes in paper with loss of approx. 3 words. Feb. 12th 1870. £18.00
    The Revd. Henry Thomas Ellacombe was the author of several books on church bells, including 'The Church Bells of Devon' (1872).

  60. Frithelstock POSTER advertising letting of Knaworthy Farm, 1894. Size 29" x 20", folds. 1894. £16.00

  61. Frithelstock TWO MANUSCRIPT PLANS one showing 'Ashbury' and the other 'Southcott. Both on waxed cotton in ink and outline colour. Size approx. 20" x 22", folded. Shows buildings, field outlines with acreage. c1900. £12.00
    Scale 1/2500.

  62. Geological Survey DEVON AND CORNWALL Five maps covering the western part of Devon and parts of Cornwall. Hand coloured on five sheets, dissected, and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers with index map to front. Endpapers of one map spotty. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Key in margin or sea area. Sheet Nos. 24 (Plymouth), 25 (Tavistock), 26 (Bideford), 27 (Ilfracombe), 30 (Camelford). Sheet sizes 37" x 25", except for sheets 27 and 24 which are 17" x 37". Contained in a morocco slipcase with Stanford label (with Cockspur St. address) and key map on front. Some professional restoration to joints of slipcase. Probably c1880, or slightly earlier. £520.00
    Devon was the first county to be surveyed geologically, by Henry de la Beche, in the 1830's.

  63. Harding's MAP OF ILFRACOMBE DISTRICT With calendar for 1924 and 1925. Size 23" x 23", brightly printed in red, green and black, blue and yellow, folding into printed wraps, front wrap slightly faded. Very attractive adverts for Ilfracombe and Combe Martin firms around the map, with illustrations, including Hardy-Colwill's Coach Tours, with picture of charabanc, Begrie Watchmaker's, with picture of watch and rings, etc. 1923. £22.00

  64. Killerton LETTER from R. Acland on paper headed 'Killerton Exeter', to 'My Dear Harriet'. 3p, small 8vo, in a very untidy hand. Says he wants to know 'the name of your candidate. The Royal Ag. Soc. will need a very able man to supply Mr. Jenkins(?) place'. Asks if she knows Mr Watson well enough to pass on an enquiry about his New Euclid, and goes on to pose several questions about arcs and cubes. 21st Jan. 1887. £12.00

  65. Paington CONTRACT of James Rowe for the fee simple and inheritance of Preston Meadows and Water Leate.... At a Survey held 26th October 1775 pursuant to publick Notice at the Swan Inn Exeter. 1p. large folio, folded. Lists 6 offerers names with sums offered. Signed and witnessed. 1775. £15.00

  66. Parracombe LEASE of a dwelling in Parracombe, with right of pasture for two pigs, one goose and gander, a cock and hen, and one horse, gelding or mare, William and Stephen Squire, of Lynton, to Robert Berry, Husbandman. In a small hand rather spidery hand, on two vellum sheets, 8" x 15", and 5" x 15". Signed with his mark by Berry. Small tag lacking wax seal. Witnessed on verso. 1663. £35.00
    Refers to pasture on Rowleigh Downs. Berry was to pay one fat capon at the feast of Christmas.

  67. Platt (G & N) HERALDRY FOR THE TOURIST Collected by Geo. and N. Platt. Three notebooks, size 5" x 7", pastel coloured pages. Manuscript, each page headed with the name of the town or village, in alphabetical order, brief description of the place and leading family, and pasted alongside a coat of arms of local family (or occasionally town) very finely painted in glossy bright colours, shield size 3" along the top, length 3". Boards with orange printed wraps, brief introduction inside front wrap, wraps decorated with painted coloured coat of arms of the County. Title page to each volume with illustration of a ship. 192 shields in all. In two places the shields have never been added, three pages have traces of red paint which has transferred from the shield on facing page, and 5 pages of text have the paper surface damaged through adherence to the surface of the facing shield, with the loss of a few words. Probably 1950's. £60.00
    'The observant traveller will be well aware of the heraldry that abounds in country houses and seats, ancient monuments and abbeys... schools, public buildings and even public houses. It is with the identification of such that these books are concerned'.

  68. Plimsaul Brothers, Plymouth PRICE LIST on card, for Plimsaul Brother's Warranted Table Cutlery. Size 4" x 3", printed on one side only, with Ivory Handled, Stag Horn Handled Knives etc. c1865. £6.00

  69. Plymouth, Kingsbridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIV. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to tall 8vo, marbled sides, edges bound with tape. c1850. £34.00
    Shows area from Looe to Prawle Point, as far inland as Diptford, Eddystone Lighthouse.

  70. Rolle family LETTER addressed on verso 'Thos. Stevens Esq.' with traces of wax seal. 3p., small 8vo, written in a large scrawling hand. Folds. Dated only 21st March. Signed 'your Sincere Friend I.(J?) M. Rolle.' A reply to a 'harsh Letter' from Stevens 'upstart Squires... I did not use when speaking about Mr Cartwright they applied to Ellis & others who had led my Lord into the unhappy & continued animosity with Lord Ebrington'. Says she had been worried about 'my Lord's foot' and the affair of Exmouth Church. She wished Mr Cartwright to hire the Servants and hopes they will continue at Stevenstone. n.d. pre 1814. £24.00
    The fact that the writer refers to 'My Lord' several times might point to the writer being Julia Maria Rolle (nee Walrond), first wife of Lord Rolle. She died in 1819. Thomas Stevens was presumptive heir to Lord Rolle. He committed suicide in 1832.

  71. Royal Naval College, Dartmouth THE PIRATES OF MILL CREEK An entirely Original Musical Extravaganza. Saturday, 26th November, 1910. Book of words, 17pp., 4to. 1910. £8.00

  72. 'Scrutator' FRIENDS OF THE CHURCH The opponents to the Church-Rate have been Virtually Defeated... Let not those who have received from the Church Rates large Sums, refuse paying small ones... Handbill, size 13" x 8", Traces of folds, some slight dustmarking along part of one fold. Chave, Printer, Higher-Back-Street, Tavistock. 29th October, 1834. £38.00

  73. Sidmouth (Manor of) DECLARATION by James Manning of Exeter that the tenants of the Manor of Sidmouth are to pay all rents to him or his attorney Isaac Cox, pursuant to a demise made to him by Thomas Jenkins, a Captain in the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons, and others. 3p., folio, closely written. Contemporary copy, paper watermarked 1812. 1816. £18.00
    Included messuages in Sidbury and Salcombe, with all pastures, fishings, woods, heriots etc.

  74. Spreat (W) CULLOMPTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 10" x 7", plus margins, on India paper. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £20.00
    Shows groups of people by the church wall.

  75. Tavy Consols Mine, Tavistock TWO LETTERS from Joseph Richards at Lamerton to John Benson, 1862, each headed 'Tavy Consols'. One dated 20 Oct. 1862, says they will have about 20 tons of ore ready for sampling next month, suggests he write to Alfred Giles in London 'I hope nothing will be done to dishearten them now that they seem willing to try the Mine fairly', the other 7 Nov. 1862, saying he has written to Giles that he wished all old scores cleared off. 'I am very anxious to see Mining carried on as it should be...'. Each 1p., small 8vo. The first letter has a docket note disagreeing with Capt. Richards statement about trying the mine fairly. 1862. £12.00

  76. Totnes, Highweek, Chawleigh etc. NEW SEIZURES Roll of the Sheriff of Devon's New Seizures, Payments to Justices of the Peace, and Discharges. 1685. Manuscript in Latin, on vellum, two membranes sewn together, overall size 63" x 11". Details amounts taken from revenues of specified lands for payments of debt, for example: 'From the revenues of one messuage and 20 acres of arable land, meadow and pasture called Leas Tenement in the parish of Highweek and Teingrate... moorland and waste in the parish of Islington from the lands and holdings of Thomas Major, done at the suit of Richard Dudeney...'. With details of payments to named Justices and their clerks. Names include Coppleston Bamfylde, Arthur Northcote, Peter Fortescue, etc. With a typed transcript in English on 11 A4 pages. Large calligraphic 'Quietus est' at end, signed Fillingham, Clerk of the Pipe. 11th February 1685. £230.00
    Property referred to includes: mills at Ashprington, Woodhouse in Chawleigh, Leas Tenement in Highweek, messuage and garden in Totnes, the former Priory of Pilton.

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  77. Abbotsbury WILL of Garland Richards of Abbotsbury. Vellum, size 12" x 14", smaller certificate in Latin attached, large papered seal. 1699. £30.00
    Leaves his farm at Beaminster to his nephew William Chilcott. In exceptional crisp condition.

  78. Batten (Henry Cary), Liberal M.P. BOOK OF NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS, MANUSCRIPT NOTES and some printed ephemera. Album size 12" x 9", Dorset Liberal Association, Electoral Reform, Ireland, Free Trade, Crofters' Agitation, etc. 39 pages of newspaper cuttings pasted in. Half morocco, 'News Cutting' in gilt on front board, corners rubbed, spine detached, front joint broken, and part of the cloth of spine missing, front board warped. Printed and manuscript ephemera loosely inserted. 1885-1888. £95.00
    Includes: draft letter from H.C.B to Royal Yacht Club asking that he be allowed to hold a meeting there, as his rival candidate for W. Dorset will; booklet on 'The Cider Truck System', with coloured lithograph frontis. showing contents of barrel of West Country Cider; pamphlet on the Bradlaugh case (a vote for Batten will support an avowed atheist); Printed paper of questions from Dorset Brewers' Association 1885 with Batten's signed written answers; Voting Paper (Batten/Farquharson); printed slip with result of W. Dorset Election 1886; a song attacking Batten and supporting Farquharson; printed vote of thanks to Batten by Bridport Liberals; address to the Electors of West Dorset by H.C.B., printed on yellow paper, 4to; sketch of farm labourer in a smock holding a cup of tea, dated 2.9.85 'Is this anything like what you want?, J.K.T; various small general Liberal leaflets; a bundle of notes by H.C.B., including preparation for speeches, 'Drft. letter to W. Dorset Lib. Association on them chosing me Candidate. May 1885' (3p 4to); 'Notes for a short speech. H.C.B 1886', 'Abstract of Mr Farquharson (his opponent) at Lyme Regis July 17 1885', etc. Batten stood as candidate for the West Dorset parliamentary seat in 1885 and 1886, losing to the Conservative Farquharson in both cases.

  79. Chantmarle ENGRAVING OF THE SOUTH ELEVATION OF CHANTMARLE HOUSE dedicated by the Author to Sir William Oglander. Copper engraving size 9" x 12", plus wide margins. Title and dedication below view, with small coat of arms. n.d. c1800. £14.00

  80. Chardstock AGREEMENT for a Lease of messuage and land at Alson, John Stevens of Axminster to Philip Griffith of Lyme Regis. 3p, folio, including 12-line schedule with names of fields. 2 small splits at folds, outer sheet dusty. 1853. £10.00

  81. Evershott WILL AND CODICIL OF HENRY PETTY of Evershott. Attested copy. 2p, folio. Ink slightly faded. 1841. £12.00
    Bequeathes his property in Evershott to three Trustees for the use of his wife.

  82. Fifehead Neville CONVEYANCE of premises known as Home Farm, F. Wingfield Digby to E. Miller. 3p., sm. folio, typewritten, with coloured plan, scale 6" to a mile, on waxed cotton, size 10" x 9". 1918. £10.00

  83. Mitchell (G) MASS AND INDIGNATION MEETING OF DORSET FARM LABOURERS Will be Held in the Large Hall, (Between the Jail and the Church) Dorchester, Saturday Feb. 13, at 3 o'clock To Protest Against This Continued Slave Fair.... Resolutions will be passed for the Restoration of the Land to the People... the Labourers will parade the streets four deep... Handbill, size 7" x 5", printed on one side only. At the top is an illustration of a skeleton pushing a plough, watched by a fat landlord. With list of speakers, and a rousing song. Attached along the top is a small 'Notice to the Farm & Other Labourers... of the West of England' urging them to turn out and vote for Gladstone and Bright, with an eight stanza song 'Give back the land'. Also attached along the top at the back is a letter on headed paper of G. Mitchell, Chimney Pieces, Monuments, etc., Brompton Rd., Jny. 29, 1881 to H.C. Batten asking him to take part 'we are anxious to carry the great work through the Western counties in the coming spring and summer, can you help...', 'see attached bills'. 1881. £38.00
    George Mitchell was the author of 'The Skeleton at the Plough or the poor Farm Labourers of the west: with the autobiography & reminiscences of George Mitchell 'One from the Plough'. Mitchell was born at Montacute, Somerset, and used examples of mistreatment of farm labourers from Somerset and Dorset in the work. Herber Cary Batten was the Liberal candidate for West Dorset.

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  84. Bishop of Durham LETTER on headed paper of Auckland Castle, August 13 1885, to a Dr. Ogle, signed J. B. Dunelm. 2 pages, small 8vo. Thanks Ogle for his letter, and says his health is restored but he had a relapse and says he is like a 'cracked cup, which may yet do some service if care is taken'. He can do literary work but no 'knocking about'... together with... letter to Dr. Ogle from Roland L. Vaughan Williams, 6 December 1894. 5 lines on paper with embossed seal of the Royal Courts of Justice.... together with 10 other letters to Ogle, including ones on headed paper of 'The Spectator', 'The Travellers Club', 'The Athenaeum'. 12 items. 1880's. £20.00

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  85. Cheltenham CATALOGUE OF HORSES To be Sold by Auction by Warner, Sheppard & Wade Ltd. at The Repository, Cheltenham, Oct. 13th.... Catalogue, 4pp., folio, folded. Lists 96 horses under owner's name, with type of horse, age, character, prizes won, where hunted, brief history etc. Three horizontal folds, with water staining and discolouration along folds, tear in margin at two folds, some foxing spots. Loosely inserted is Catalogue of Carriages, Harness & Saddlery for sale after the horses. 1p. 4to. n.d. late 19th century. £30.00
    Owners include Hartigan Brothers, Waterford; Asgill Colville; R.C Berkeley; Charles Tilley, Huntsfield Court ('sold on account of Owner having bought a Motor Car').

  86. Elberton THREE AGREEMENTS for letting a farm at Elberton, for the years 1808, 1812, 1822. Each 4p, folio, one with printed preamble, the rest completely in manuscript. Brown stains on all three. With list of approx. 30 fields with acreage. 1808-1822. £16.00

  87. Gloucester to Birdlip-Hill AN ACT for continuing and making more effectual an Act.... for repairing the Highways from the City of Gloucester to the Top of Birdlip-Hill, being the Road to London, and from the Foot of the said Hill to the Top of Crickley-Hill... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 13pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1743. £12.00

  88. Slimbridge FEOFFMENT of a ridge of arable land called South Furlong in Slimbridge, Thomas Stratford of Horsley, to John Jeffreys of Slimbridge. Vellum, size 13" x 23", fine engraved heading with coat of arms. Signed with wax seal. Vellum slightly spotty. 1724. £20.00
    Gives names of occupiers of adjoining lands.

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    Hampshire and Isle of Wight

  89. Crux Easton PARTICULARS, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the distinctive residential property known as Crux Easton House, Crux Easton... an Eighteenth Century Residence... Well-Timbered Grounds of Restful Charm... 35 acres... For Sale by Public Auction... 9th July, 1928. 14pp., 4to, stiff wraps, 5 tipped-in photographs. 1928. £32.00
    Not far from the property was the site of the famous grotto constructed by the daughters of the Rector of Burghclere, celebrated in a poem by Pope, who frequently visited the house.

  90. Portsea AN ACT for building a new Chapel upon Portsmouth Common, in the Parish of Portsea... 37pp., plus cover leaf, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1787. £22.00
    John Monday and John Shean, Builders, had purchased the land on the South side of Prince George' Street, and wished to build the chapel there, at their own expense. The first minister of the Chapel was to be William Howell.

  91. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Co. Will Sell by Auction The Antique and Modern Furniture formerly the complete Equipment of "Beech Cottage. Ryde.... Size 30" x 20". Includes safety bicycle, oak furniture etc. 1895. £17.00

  92. Vosper's PATENT 4-CYLINDER LAUNCH ENGINE Important Testimonial. Advertising Sheet, size 15" x 9", printed on one side only, the large heading and border in gold, testimonial from E.S. Bowlby, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, printed in blue. Three horizontal folds. Vosper & Co, Broad Street, Portsmouth. 1879. £20.00
    Vospers were a shipbuilding company, established in 1871. They became well known for their high-speed yachts.

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  93. Bacon's PLAN OF CHATHAM Rochester, etc. Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. c1885. £18.00

  94. Guston AN ACT to authorize the Sale of a certain Leasehold Estate in the County of Kent, Part of the settled Estate of the Earl of Guilford. 20pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes brief Schedule, giving occupiers. 1844. £10.00

  95. Mereworth AN ACT for carrying into effect a Compromise of a Suit for raising Portions for the younger Children of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Le Despencer deceased, out of the settled Estates of the said Thomas Lord Le Despencer deceased at Mereworth... 36pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 1p. Schedule. 1844. £12.00

  96. Rolvenden PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 8 Recently Erected Cottages and Building Land... for sale by Auction, March 4th, 1870. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, and completed memorandum signed over stamp. 1870. £12.00

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  97. Clitheroe REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY AND DIVISION INTO WARDS OF THE BOROUGH. 2pp. with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, some off-setting on plan. 1837. £22.00

  98. Manchester CURATE'S LICENCE granting William Blamire the Curacy of St. James Over Darwell. Vellum, size 9" x 10", printed with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal of Bishop of Manchester. 1868. £12.00

  99. Manchester OBLIGATION BOND binding Richard Thornton of Manchester, Innkeeper, to Joseph Barker, Liquor Merchant, in the sum of £600. 1p., sm. folio, printed with ms inserts, papered seal. Blank conjoint leaf, folds. 1793. £26.00

  100. Manchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 5 feet to 1 statute mile. Sheet 29. Size 18" x 36", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Title in ink on front wrap. Surveyed in 1849 by Capt. Tucker, R.E. Published 1851. £110.00
    Covers an area bounded by The Royal Hotel in the west, Warwick Street in the north, Grammar Street in the east, Shepley Street in the south. Includes many mills, foundries, wharfs, manufactories, public houses, chapels, hospitals etc., all individually named.

  101. Manchester PRICE LIST of Wire Nails. Rd. Johnson, Clapham & Morris. Single sheet, blue paper, 4to, printed with price list for different types of nails, with advert. on verso. Stab hole... together with... three typed letters, 1908-9, on the company's headed notepaper, with a fine view of the works, printed in green, at the head of each letter. Sent to a customer in Ironbridge. 1907. £7.00

  102. Parbold PLAN OF PARBOLD QUARRY as Worked by Mr. William Winnard out of Land Belonging the Hon. R.J. Gerard-Dicconson. Manuscript plan in ink and colours on thick paper backed with linen, rolled. Scale bar, decorative title. Reference Table with key showing colours for different dates of workings from 1906 - 1918. Size 21" x 38" plus margins, scale 20 yards to an inch. Some minor creasing, surface slightly dusty. 1906-18. £40.00

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  103. Barnetby le Wold PROBATE of the Will of Mr. William Abey, Tailor. Two vellum sheets, 23" x 29", printed administration certificate attached, papered seal. 1847. £14.00
    Includes ten tenements in Barnetby called 'Welbecks', naming occupiers. Refers also to items of furniture such as 'black dressing table', 'wall glass', etc.

  104. Black Bank Farm, Messingham PARTICULARS OF "BLACK BANK FARM" Extending to 118 acres 1 rood 32 perches with Farmhouse and Buildings. For Sale by Auction at the Angel Hotel, Brigg, On Thursday, July 15th, 1948. Coloured folding plan in pocket at rear, 4pp, sm 4to, original printed wraps. 1948. £12.00

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  105. City Improvements AN ACT for more effectually paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, and regulating the Regent's Park, together with the New Street from the Regent's Park, to Pall Mall, and the New Streets and Improvements in the Neighbourhood of Parliament Street and Privy Gardens; and for maintaining a convenient Sewage for the same. Pages numbered 981-1039, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1824. £12.00

  106. Covent Garden OBLIGATION BOND of Mary Miller, of Covent Garden, widow of John Miller, Merchant, late of Ramsbury in Wiltshire, to John Riley of Oundle, Draper, for £160. In Latin and English, 1p., sm. folio, signed Mary Miller with good small wax seal, signed by three witnesses. Conjoint leaf with docket title. 1717. £28.00

  107. Dyer & Robson, Ammunition Manufacturers FLYER advertising two types of best patent shot, with prices, and delivery information. 8vo., printed on one side only... together with 8vo sheet with testimonials from 'The Field', 1878, extolling the Schultze cartridges from Dyer & Robson, at Woolwich Road. 1878 and 1880. £8.00
    'I never load my own cartridges, but order from Dyer & Robson, Woolwich...'

  108. Johnston Brothers Ltd. THE JOHNSTON 'DOME' AND 'SUPERDOME' for heating and spraying tar and bitumen. Travels Fast, Heats Faster, Works Fastest. Advertising leaflet for boilers, long sheet folded to make 6 4to pages, printed in red and black, four photographs, details of dimensions etc. c1936. £10.00

  109. London PROBATE of the Will and Codicils of Robert Geoghegan, of Gower Street, late of Beckenham. Two large vellum sheets, with printed administration certificate attached, large papered seal. 1898. £12.00

  110. London property AN ACT for vesting Ely House, in Holbourn, in His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and for applying the Purchase-money... in the Purchase of a Freehold Piece of Ground in Dover Street, for... another House thereon, for the future Residence of the Bishops of Ely... 20pp., small folio, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1772. £12.00

  111. Pratt (W.B) Ltd., Ludgate Hill ILLUMINATED ADDRESSES Albums and Scrolls. Advertising sheet, printed in red, folded to make 3p., small 8vo, two full-page illustrations of addresses, one in colour. c1900. £9.00

  112. Southwark QUAKER BIRTH CERTIFICATE for the birth of a daughter, Ann, to Joseph Hooper, Surgeon & Apothecary, and his wife Rachel, at Tooley Street in the Parish called St. Olave's, Southwark. 9 printed lines on vellum size 7" x 8", details in manuscript, signed by witnesses who were present (three women), and Joseph. 1777. £36.00


  113. St. Martin in the Fields OBLIGATION BOND binding John Bridge of Johnsons Court in St. Martin in the Fields, Coffeeman, to Peter Dollond of the Strand, Optician, in the sum of £200. In manuscript, 1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, small papered seal. Folds. Tears in part of blank conjoint leaf, just under docket title, with some loss of paper. 1765. £34.00

  114. Tottenham Mills LONGITUDINAL SECTION of the mill showing all the machinery. Very fine architectural/engineering drawing ink and and blue, grey, pink and buff wash. On paper size 25" x 32". Titled as above along the top. Shows the wall in the background with gable, small windows with sky and clouds behind, complex system of pulleys, hoppers and wheels. 3" repaired tear from right edge, not affecting drawing. The drawing completely fills the paper. n.d. but paper watermarked 'J. Edmunds Wycomb 1833'. £150.00
    An engraving from Woods History of London of 1837 shows a tall building on the banks of the river - the back wall shown in this print, with the one gable and the windows, seems to correspond to the building in the picture. 'The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Tottenham' says 'in the year 1836 Mr Cook sold the freehold of this property to the New River Company for a very considerable sum of money.'

  115. Waterlow & Sons, Lithographers UNDERGROUND MAP OF LONDON Electric Railway House, Broadway, (Over St. James Park Station). Map size 40" x 48", folded to 12" x 9". Title top right in box with key for railways, interchange stations between railways, interchange stations between railway and bus. Bottom left is another box 'For the Underground Change at London Bridge, Cannon St....' with 'Underground' (first and last letters larger) in white in a black oblong, bordered with red, on a red circle. Shows street map and above ground lines in very pale buff, with the entire underground railway, and stations, in red, line from Wood Lane to Ealing shown with dotted line (under construction). No underground is shown beyond Golders Green, Finsbury Park, Clapham Common, New Cross. Street map extends to Crystal Palace, Millwall Docks, Muswell Hill, Northolt. Very small hole in blank area bottom left where two folds meet, some slight wear along 8" of one fold. Electric Railway House, Broadway. n.d. 1919 or just before. £250.00
    Shows the 'lost' stations of Bishop Road and Praed Street at Paddington, 'British Museum', etc.

  116. Weller (E.), Lithog. LONDON (South West Sheet). Sheet from the nine-sheet map originally published by Edward Weller in the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. Scale 1" = 9". Lithographed, size 17" x 25", title along top, border at left and bottom, with scale bar. Traces of central fold. Someone has marked a circular route in a thin line of red ink from Walpole Street to the junctions of Ebury St. and Ecclestone St., and back down Upper Belgrave Place. 'Mercury' insignia of Weekly Dispatch bottom left, 'E. Weller. Lithogr.' in right margin. Weekly Dispatch, 139 Fleet Street. (1860's). £165.00
    Shows Green Park, Buckingham Palace, International Exhibition, Earls Court, Walham Green, Chelsea Hospital, Southwark Water Works.

  117. Westminster BOND Matthews Beachcroft Esq., Merchant, to Brook Watson, Alderman, of London, and Robert Rashleigh of London, Merchant, Esqrs., for securing an annuity. On paper, 2p., sm. folio. Folded with docket title. Signed by Matthews Beachcroft, and Thos. Rashleigh, Hatton Gardens, with small wax seal. Relates to the imminent marriage of Beachcroft and Sarah Webber of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, stating that his heirs and executors should pay an annuity of £300 per annum to Sarah after his death. 1786. £25.00
    Sir Brook Watson (1735 - 1807), went to sea as a young man and lost his leg to a shark at Havana. He later became an M.P. for London, and Lord Mayor.

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  118. Aynho, Hinton, Newbottle 95 VALUABLE ELMS 70 Beech, 40 Ash, 15 Oaks... Walnut, Abele, and Other Timber Trees, 52 Loads of Capital Ash Poles... Standing and lying on the Aynho Estate, To be Sold by Auction... March 1st, 1871.. 4pp., 8vo, folded to 3" x 9", with details on verso. 1871. £12.00
    Includes timber at Mr Holton's Farm, Mr Alkin's Farm Forceleap Spinney, Keeper's Cover.

  119. Northampton BILL of Val. Thos. Barford, Agricultural Implement Depot, Market Square, Northampton. Oblong 4to, large vignette at head showing the depot, with carriage outside. Made out to a Mr Webb, for drag harness etc. and signed over stamp. A couple of very light small stains. 1874. £4.00

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  120. Alnwick area ACCOUNT BOOK of Thomas Annett, Broompark, Brockhouse. 1820 - 1823. Narrow folio, size 16" x 6", parchment covered boards, parchment damped and lifting from boards, vellum missing from spine, leaving only paper, front inner hinge broken, with spine and front board having come away from binding, although still attached to rear board. Inscription on flyleaf 'At the White Swan Inn Alnwick the 17 day of Jany. 1827 Exhibited to us under a Commission against Thomas Annett', signed with three names. 156 double-page spreads, with Debit on left and Credit on right, with name and address of client, e.g. 'Thomas Allen Small Burn', 'David Baird Foxtenhall'. The sums listed are all for oats and wheat, the right hand page listing simply 'cash in part' or 'cash in full'. Some gathering coming slightly loose. Blank pages at end. 1820-23. £85.00
    Places mentioned include Whitehouse Folly Farm, Old Fetton, Ratcheugh, Shothaugh, Shawdon.

  121. Chatton TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION the 7th day of May, 1839, by Mr. George Phillips, All the Excellent Farming Stock, Horses... 155 Ewes with their Lambs, 237 Ewe and Wedder Hogs, 2 Tup Hogs and 1 Tup, all of the Leicester Breed... 17 Draught Horses... upon the Farms of Hetton and Hetton Law... Handbill, size 11" x 9", folds. Attractive decorative lettering. Graham, Printer, April 23rd, 1839. £28.00

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  122. Bridgnorth FOUR VOTING PAPERS for the election for Councillors of the Borough, Nov. 1st 1843. Size 6" x 7", printed with names of four people voted for, with their address and profession, signed by four different voters, with their property address. 1843. £16.00

  123. Bridgnorth FREEHOLD PROPERTY TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at the Crown Hotel in Bridgnorth... 3rd Day of February, 1862... 1p., folio, plus page with docket title, fine double-page lithographed plan, hand-coloured, scale 88 ft. to an inch, showing details of garden etc. 1862. £28.00
    Property comprised a Family Mansion, Flower and Kitchen Garden, Shrubberies etc., two pieces of meadow, tenement suitable for the Residence of a small and genteel Family, Three Cottages. The large residence was occupied by Robert Harrison.

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  124. Bishops Hull CONVEYANCE of the equity of redemption of and in the Royal Crown Inn and land opposite in the New Road, Bishops Hull, Abraham Waygood, Innkeeper, to William Hewett, Brewer. Large vellum sheet, two wax seals. 1880. £12.00

  125. Commission of the Peace SOMERSET. MINUTES RELATIVE TO THE COMMISSION OF THE PEACE Names of Persons applying, or recommended, to the Custos Rotulorum, for the insertion of their Names in the Commission of the Peace, from the issuing of the new Commission on the 17th November, 1837. Record book, size 7" x 8", full green calf, brass clasp, gilt title on front board and on spine. Gilt border on boards. Slightly rubbed at corners. Printed in columns across double-pages, for Date, Name, Abode, Property, Where situate, By Whom recommended Observations, Results. Printed title page. 36 double pages of entries. At the end of the book are 9 pages listing 'Deputy Lieutenants'. At the front is an alphabetical index of 121 names. Loosely inserted is a letter to Lord Portman at Bryanston, 4p., small 8vo, 1855, from an embittered unsuccessful applicant to the Commission, who had applied for recommendation to Lord Portman, pointing out he knows a man with less law experience than himself who had been appointed. Envelope with penny red stamp. 1837-1841. £130.00
    Entries include 'The Honble. Alexander Nelson Hood, Cricket, near Chard, recommended by Lord Bridport, his father. Eldest son of a Peer in Parliamt. To act in Ilminster Div.', 'Thomas Jones, Burfield House, near Bristol. Property at Huntspill. Recommended by The Hon. Jas Talbot his father in law. To act in the Bedminster Division. Was at the Bar. Inserted for 1837.'

  126. Godwin (C) A NEW AND CORRECT PLAN OF THE CITY OF BATH from a recent Survey. Copper engraved plan, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 18" x 21", scale 120 yds to 1". View of the Royal Crescent in bottom corner with title, city coat of arms in top left hand corner. Reference Table giving key to 22 buildings, lines show proposed diversion of river, and proposed canal from Bath to Bristol. Folding into small 4to card marbled paper slipcase, with original printed label on green paper, slipcase slightly rubbed at edges. Published By and For H. Godwin, Bookseller. Upper Corner of Milsom Street. New Edition 1816. £450.00
    Scarce. Extends from Sion House in the North to Upper Great Pulteney Street in the South, Lyncombe Lane in the West to American Buildings in the East.

  127. Maperton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXV.6, printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Folded. Second Edition 1903. £15.00
    Shows Maperton and Maperton House, Blackford, Claremont Farm.

  128. Marston Magna ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXIV.15 Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Folded. Second Edition 1903. £14.00
    Covers the whole of Marston Magna, Lambrook Bridge.

  129. Mells A BILL to impower the Guardian or Guardians of Thomas Horner, Esq., an Infant, for the Time being, to make Leases, and Copyhold Grants, of his Estates in the County of Somerset.... 9pp. Fine woodcut headpiece with pelican on nest. Disbound, Act of Parliament. Pages held at edge with archival tape, a few small chips at paper edges. 1751. £22.00
    Refers to Manor of Mells and Leigh, Doulting and Stoke-Lane, Rectory of Donyett, Manor of East Cranmore, etc. An earlier Thomas Horner who purchased the Manor of Mells was the hero of the nursery rhyme.

  130. Nempnett, Winford, Blagdon MEMORANDUM OF AN AGREEMENT between Thomas Mullins of Goathurst in the County of Somerset Gentleman, on behalf of Charles Kemeys Tynte.... and James Light of Regilbury Park, Somerset, Yeoman, the intended Tenant... Printed document, setting out husbandry methods to be followed etc., 3p., folio, with manuscript insertions, the third page comprises a Schedule with printed columns and manuscript listing of house, fields etc., with acreage and use, in the above parishes. 1826. £22.00
    Signed by James Stone, Clerk to Charles Mullins.

  131. Portishead Inclosure AN ACT For inclosing Lands in the Parish of Portishead.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Folio, full roan, bound with several blanks, marbled endpapers, stamped `Town Clerk, Bristol.' at foot of front cover. 1814. £20.00

  132. Sir Philip Sydenham's Estates at Brympton and elsewhere COLLECTION OF MANUSCRIPT SURVEYS AND RENTALS 1697 - 1709. Manuscripts on paper, with three on vellum, bound on hinges in folio volume, late nineteenth century half calf, titled 'Sydenham MS.' in gilt on spine. Documents relate to the estate at Brympton d'Evercey, Hounston, North Petherton, Yeovil, Puriton and Woolavington, and to a time when Philip Sydenham, the spendthrift heir of Sir John Posthumus Sydenham, was trying to sell the estate 'He lavished little care upon his estates originally worth £4000 p.a. and allowed himself to run into debt' ('History of Parliament'). 1697 - 1709. £680.00
    Comprises: (1) Survey. Brimpton with its Demeasnes. 2p. folio. Lists 48 names of lands and farmhouses, quantity, quality, value. Includes 'A new large built mansion house which cost in building £2000 with the gardens and orchards', 'Timber fit for shipping'. n.d. c1697. (2) 'A Particular of Brimpton 1697.' 2p. folio. Lists lands with values (includes 'Advowson' and 'Mansion House'), on verso is 27 lines 'An Acct. of the timber taken by Mr Nithiston of Plymouth & sent up by him to the Navy Board at London'. (3) Another 'Survey of Brimpton Demeasnes' 1p. large folio. (4) Another list of lands in Brimpton, with values. Includes 'The Parke... now well stocked with Deer..' Mentions at Hounston 'A Faire well built freestone House... and 16 acres to John Strode for life'. (5) Three Alvington Rentals 1707,8,9. 17 tenants' names. 3p. sm. folio. (6) Yeovil. Rents. 1p., 4to listing names, lands, amount, and Articles of Agreement between Philip Sydenham and John Taylor for a messuage and lands in Kingston juxta Yeovil. 1p. large folio, wax seal. (7) Sir Philip Sydenham's contract for Houston for £3200. 1707. 1p large folio, wax seal. (8) Six documents concerning North Petherton, including 'A Particular or Survey of the Manor...' with details of each holding, tenant name, lives, rents, 3p., folio, and a rental (17 names). (9) 'Monies paid to Sir Philip Sydenham for lands sold in Yeovil 1707.' (10) Rent rolls for the Manor of Puriton and Woolavington. 2p., 1709. (11) some correspondence relating to expenses at Bicknoller and Stogumber including 'repairing of County Bridge', 'plaistering over the Communion Table & Tyling'. (12) Three documents about Preston Bowyer 1707. (13) Monksilver: A Rentall... due to the Honble Sir Phillip Sydnham Bart.... 1709.', with similar for 1702, 1708, and another undated, plus a conveyance, 1708. (14) Rental and court documents for the Manor of Preston Bowyer, 1709. 4p, sm. folio. (14) Three manorial court documents on vellum, two for Monksilver and one Puriton & Woolavington. 1676 and 1700. Two with wax seals, two signed by John Sydenham, one with very fine armorial wax seal. Loosely inserted is 1889 copy of Sir John Sydenham's Will, 1557.

  133. Somerset Constabulary THE SOMERSET CONSTABULARY CONCERT PARTY 1937 - 1955. A history of the concert party, with programmes of their performances, list of where performed etc. 'Remembered and recorded by L.F. Hewitt, Chief Inspector, Bridgwater 1964. 29 cyclostyled pages, foolscap, held at edge with staples. Printing rather feint in places. 1964. £8.00
    The Concert Party was originally set up to raise money for a Sports Ground and to help the Widows' Pension Fund. 'The means was to take entertainment to towns and villages which, before the days of television, received little or nothing in that direction.'

  134. Somerton PARTICULARS of the Charming and Compact Residential Property distinguished as Somerton Erleigh... Commodious Old House... with fine mantelpieces and ceilings of Adam design... 48 Acres... for Sale by Auction... 10th July, 1923... 7pp., folio, folding plan, four photographic views on two plates, and photo tipped onto front wrap. Vertical crease down centre, wraps faded and dusty. 1923. £17.00

  135. Taunton TWO LETTERHEADS one for Cabinet Manufactory, 64, East St., 1862. 8vo, decorative heading; the other for Hawkes & Son, Ironmongers, East St. 1917, heading showing lathe etc. 4to. 2 items. 1862 and 1917. £6.00

  136. Wellow PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties In the Parish of Wellow... All that Attractive and Pleasantly-situate Dwelling-House, Garden, known as Mount Pleasant House.... Messrs Fry and Asprey will offer for Sale.... 20th day of March, 1897. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1897. £14.00

  137. Woodley (W), Printer and Publisher THE SOMERSET COUNTY GAZETTE and West of England Advertiser. Very large broadsheet newspaper, four pages. June 2, 1860... together with... edition of September 12, 1860; February 23, 1861; June 1, 1861; October 5, 1861. 5 items. Some brown stains on masthead of 1860 edition. Folds, red tax stamps. 1860-61. £48.00

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  138. Greenwood (C. & H) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF STAFFORDSHIRE. From an Actual Survey made in the Years 1818 & 1819. Engraved map, linen-backed and folding to 8vo, hand coloured, with an engraved inset view of Lichfield Cathedral. Size approx. 25" x 29". Scale approx. 1" = 3 miles. Explanation table and Reference to Hundreds. 1820.. £65.00

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  139. Corporation of Ipswich A MAP OF THE LIBERTIES OF IPSWICH in the County of Suffolk. As Ascertained by a Perambulation, performed by the Bailiffs and other Members of the Corporation, September 17th, 1812. Surveyed by John Bransby. Engraved map on thick paper with some light colour wash, water features, roads, boundary hand coloured, and some light shading of some areas of land. Size 21" x 24", split down the middle and mounted on paper hinge, folded. Small piece of border torn away, along 4", four 2" horizontal repaired tears from edges. some minor repaired tears. Title in circular cartouche with leaf decoration, scale bar. 7 lines of text just below cartouche, giving information about the boundaries, length and breadth of area, content in acres etc. 1812. £55.00
    Shows buildings, which are named, windmills with small picture of a windmill, churches, barns, Toll Gate, bound stone, etc. The roads outside the town are all named.

  140. Ipswich PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Freehold Property near the Catholic Chapel on the Woodbridge Road... to be Sold by Auction... at the Coach and Horses Inn... Sept. 14th, 1842. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1842. £22.00

  141. Woodbridge FIVE QUAKER BIRTH CERTIFICATES for Alexander, Sarah, Marian, Jeremiah and Elisabeth, children of Benjamin Jesup of Woodbridge. Printed on vellum, size 7" x 8", details added in ink. Each signed by surgeon and two women, present at the birth. Vellum rather spotty, ink rubbed in parts. 1777-86. £35.00

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  142. Grantham (E), Croydon, Surveyor PLAN OF AN ESTATE IN THE PARISH OF BANSTEAD in the County of Surrey. The Property of William Lambert Esq. 1827. Manuscript plan in ink and wash colour. On thick paper backed with linen, size 23" x 34", edges bound with green silk tape. Scale 1" = 4 chains. Large title, Reference table bottom right with numbers giving key to house and 21 other plots of land, with acreage and cultivation. Scale bar, compass rose, grey wash border. Shows house and garden with small lake, parkland, with trees, plots of land shaded in pale orange, some plots with strips of woodland or hedging alongside. Adjoining owners named. Shows roads, buildings in Banstead, including Public House. At a later date notes have been written alongside the Reference Table in ink 'Measurement according to Survey made under instructions of Tithe Commrs. in 1841', giving what are presumably the numbers of these plots on the tithe apportionment map, with acreages. 1827. £220.00


  143. Grantham (E), Croydon, Surveyor PLAN OF AN ESTATE SITUATED IN THE PARISH OF WOODMANSTONE in the County of Surrey, The Property of William Lambert Esq. 1827. Manuscript map in ink and wash colour, on thick paper backed with linen, size 34" x 24". Silk edge tape missing from top edge. Some short light horizontal creases at left edge. Scale 1" = 4 chains. Large title, scale bar, compass rose. Reference table bottom right, giving key to house and garden and 35 other plots, plus 8 plots on Fair Lawn Down, with acreages. Shows roads, buildings, field plots shaded in pale orange, woodland and parkland shaded green, with small trees, bushes shown along hedges. Substantial house shown bottom left at junction of Banstead and Carshalton Road near church, with garden layout and surrounding park shown, another substantial house shown near junction of Croydon Lane and Sutton road. Adjoining owners named. On the Earl of Derby's land is shown a house 'The Oaks'. 1827. £260.00
    In the section on Banstead the Victoria County History says 'Three quarters of a mile north of the church is the Oaks, or Lambert's Oaks, so called from the ancient family of Lambert settled in Woodmansterne and the neighbourhod as early as the 14th century. It is a large 18th century house of red brick... the Earl of Derby... used the house as a hunting and racing box and the famous sweepstakes whence the Derby and Oaks originated were founded there'. The Earl of Derby purchased the estate from William Lambert in 1788.

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  144. Arundel PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable and Important Property situate in the Borough of Arundel.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... at the Norfolk Arms Hotel, Arundel, the 26th July, 1875. In 32 Lots. 18pp, folio, blue printed wraps. Lacks the seven plans. Two small holes rubbed in front wrap, some minor waterstaining at inner margin of some leaves and title, repair in front wrap. 1875. £16.00
    Includes cottages and 'The Arun Chambers' in the Ship Yard at Arundel; the Holly Tree Public House in Walberton; Wharf on the River Arun in Littlehampton.

  145. Battle ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS Plan and Conditions of Sale of Loose Farm... Modern House, terrace of five cottages... for Sale by Auction... 24th July, 1961. 18pp., 4to, wraps, folding plan, 9 photographic views on 3 plates. 1961. £18.00

  146. Broadwater CONVEYANCE of the Decoy Farm and other Hereditaments in Broadwater, Jane Newland and others to William Newland. 20 pages folio, contemporary solicitor's copy. Cites deeds from 1818... together with... Schedule of Deeds belonging to William Newland's Devisees. 6p., folio. 1868. Lists deeds relating to Manor of Broadwater from 1789. 2 items. 1844. £15.00

  147. Chichester Poor AN ACT for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, and for enlightening the Streets... within the City of Chichester. 15pp., plus cover leaf, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1753. £12.00

  148. Leconfield (Lord) LETTER signed 'Leconfield' to 'My dear Franck', on headed paper of Petworth House, Feb. 14th 1897. 4p., small 8vo. Gives a detailed description of the latest day's hunting. '... I went on with the hounds on the Guildford and Horsham Road... marked to ground in a drain close to the new pond... I saw no marks of the Chiddingfold..' 1897. £6.00

  149. Rogate OBLIGATION BOND Richard Ridge of Rogate, Gentleman, to John Ridge of Subbington in Hampshire, for £200. Manuscript, 1p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Signed and witnessed, black wax seal. 1765. £22.00

  150. Worthing PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Freehold Estate known by the name of the 'Decoy Farm', situate in Broadwater, near Worthing... comprising a Good Farm House, Three Cottages, 116 Acres of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land in a High State of Cultivation... and Three Mortgages on the Tolls on the Worthing and Lancing Turnpike Road... 3pp., folio. With Schedule of fields etc., of the farm. Attractively printed. 1843. £24.00

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  151. Birmingham area DAY BOOK of farmer. June 1850 - October 1867. Ruled cash book, size 13" x 8", full vellum. 'Day Book' written on front board and spine. Vellum split down joints, inner joints broken. 252 pages of entries. Records sale of cows, pigs, butter, milk, hay, bacon, to named people in the area, e.g. 1 store pig 82lbs at 6d...', '1 fat calf 125lb. at 7d', 'sent to the Mill Sherborne St. 1 cwt. of Hay', 'Nossiter wool salesman Hide and Skin Market Birmingham 45 Fleeces Wool', '10 cwt of Green Clover in Own Cart'. 1850-1869. £85.00
    The address in Birmingham is given, and places around the city such as Selly Oak, Kings Norton, Smithfield, Moor Green. at the end on the last page is a list 'Stock taken 25th March 1869. 30 Milking cows at £15... £450... 38 acres growing wheat... etc.'

  152. Birmingham trades ADVERTISEMENT SECTION from Pigot's Directory Consists of advertisements for many Birmingham manufacturers, mainly full page, some two or three to a page. Decorative lettering, some with interesting illustrations of the works, etc., two finely engraved in the manner of a trade card. £8.00
    Includes brass founders, manufacturers of silver and plated ware, steel pens, guns, umbrellas, fire irons, etc.

  153. Walker (J & C) WARWICKSHIRE Engraved fully hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, distance of towns from London, railways. Size 16" x 13". 1839. £24.00

  154. Warwick REPORT ON THE PROPOSED EXTENSION of the Borough of Warwick by R. Owen Jones. Map showing Parliamentary boundaries, scale 2" to 1 mile, size 14" x 12". With one brief page of text, folio. Zincographed at the Ordnance Survey Office. 1885. £20.00

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  155. Beaufort (Duke of) LETTER to a Mrs Evans. On headed notepaper with a 'B' under a coronet. Dated Badminton, Chippenham, Nov. 22, 1885. 2 pages. Says he has been racing at Northampton, and some books have arrived for her which he hopes will amuse her. Some slight waterstaining at top edge. 1885. £6.00

  156. Bratton PARTICULARS OF THE VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTIES Comprising "The Butts," Bratton, Orchard and Lands Adjoining "Mill Vale House," Freehold Factory & Seven Cottages, to be offered for Sale by Auction... April 13th, 1926. Coloured folding plan, 8pp, small 4to, original printed wraps. Trowbridge: 1926. £12.00

  157. Bromham PARTICULARS of.... Freehold Dairy & Mixed Farm known as 'Durlett Farm'..... for Sale by Auction, March 9th, 1944. 5pp., sm. 4to, wraps, vertical fold. 1944. £8.00

  158. Calne Boundaries REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH OF CALNE. 2pp, with a coloured Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson. Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £22.00

  159. Chilmark PARTICULARS of the Charming Stone Built Country Residence known as Portash... for sale by auction 26th June, 1951. 8pp., wraps, plan, photos. 1951. £10.00

  160. Edington, Bulkington and Keevil PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Property at West Coulston, in the Parish of Edington, and in the Parishes of Bulkington and Keevil.... which will be Sold by Auction.... July 25th, 1872. 3pp., folio, folded, with two plans, hand-coloured in outline. 1872. £28.00

  161. Erlestoke Estate PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Properties in the parishes of Edington, Bratton, East Coulston, Marston, Potterne, Worton, Great Cheverell and Erchfont Embracing an Area of Nearly 7,400 Acres, Comprising A Residential and Sporting Estate, XIVth Century Priory House, Fourteen Excellent Dairy Farms.... Practically the Whole of Four Villages.... First Day's Sale.... to be Offered for Sale by Auction... 28th June. 42pp., plus title page, folio, size 16" x 11", printed wraps, 2 (of 3) very large folding plans, plus key plan, some photographs in text. Waterstain down right margins throughout, plans unaffected, some wear to page edges at bottom right corner. 1910. £35.00
    An important estate. This was the First Day's Sale only, the whole sale lasted four days. Includes Ivymill Farm, Housecroft Farm, Manor Farm, Thorncombe Farm, The Priory in Edington, Monastery Gardens Cottage, The Grange, etc. There were 35 Lots in this day's sale.

  162. Ludgershall PARTICULARS of Freehold Business Premises with Shop, Yard and Garden Ground, Accommodation Land... for sale by auction, Sept. 15, 1909. 3pp., folded... together with... Particulars of Business Premises, Garage Business, Bungalows, for sale by auction 29th August, 1946. 5pp, 4to. 2 items. 1909 and 1946. £10.00

  163. Milton Lilborne, Wilcott PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Small Pasture holdings known as Deane Water and Wroughton's Heart.... for Sale by Auction.... 26th April, 1904. 3pp., folio, folded. 1904. £12.00

  164. Pewsey PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of.... a portion of The Pewsey Glebe having an area of 106a.... for Sale by Auction, August 26th, 1912. 7pp, 4to, wraps, folding plan. Vertical fold. 1912. £16.00

  165. Pewsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of certain Freehold Farms known as 'Southcott Lodge Estate'.... which will be Sold by Auction.... 28th July, 1924. 9pp., folio, plan loosely inserted, folded with docket title, title leaf torn. 1924. £18.00

  166. Shrewton PARTICULARS WITH CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Old-Established Licensed Hotel... The Bustard Hotel, on Salisbury Plain, near Shrewton... with two enclosures of arable land... two brick-built and slated cottages... for sale by auction May 2, 1927. 4pp., 4to, vertical fold. 1927. £10.00

  167. Swindon PLANNING FOR SWINDON Exhibition at the Town Hall, April 18th - May 2nd, 1945. 8vo., 8pp., plans. 1945. £6.00

  168. Swindon THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets SU 1584 N.W and S.W, and 1586 S.E. Scale 50.688 inches to 1 mile. Each size 17" x 16" plus margins. 3 items. Revised 1965. £22.00
    Covers Turl Street, Clarence Street, Courts of Justice, Regent Circus, North Street, Tydeman Street, Buller Street.

  169. Trowbridge WILL of James Fisher of Trowbridge, Plasterer and Tiler, 1826. 6p. folio. Folded. Contemporary copy. c1826. £20.00
    Leaves his 3 properties in Frog Lane to his son and daughter, and the daughter of his deceased daughter Freelove Hibbard, naming occupiers. Appoints Trustees for the grandchildren who were minors. Lives his stock in trade to his sons 'except my Thirty six round ladder'.

  170. Westbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Training Establishment with 347 1 rood 34 perches of Downland Gallops... 3pp., 4to, wraps, vertical crease. 1916. £12.00

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  171. Bacon's PLAN OF BRADFORD From Bacon's Atlas. Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Street index printed down sides. c1885. £20.00

  172. Halifax estates AN ACT for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Halifax, in the County of York, in Trustees and their Heirs, upon certain Trusts therein mentioned, discharges from all Claims of the Crown in respect of any Forfeiture incurred under or by virtue of the Statues of Mortmain, or the Laws of Mortmain. Pages numbered 485-490, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1798. £15.00

  173. Leeds BILL of Minors & Scurr, Linen Drapers & Haberdashers, Importers of Irish Linens. Bill made out to Mrs Goodman for lawn poplin, cotton hose etc. Printed calligraphic heading and fine vignette engraved by Livesey and Co. above the words 'Family Mourning' showing a woman seated near a beehive. Size 5" x 8". Leeds June 16, 1820. £16.00

  174. North Bierley FIELD BOOK with notes on farms and small plans of the lands. Notebook with records of lettings of farms, 1816-41. 'George Field's Farm. G.F. quit his Farm 1820. Now in the occupation of J.G. Daley.' Size 6" x 4", full calf boards, metal clasp, lacks calf from spine. 64 pages of entries, with plan on left and notes on facing page. Alphabetical index of tenants' names. Name of Farm or name of tenant in large letters across top. 30 small plans, two folding, some showing just a few fields with their names and acreage, others slightly more intricate plans with small houses in elevation in grey watercolour, fish ponds, etc. There are notes on the plans such as 'ploughing', 'pasture' etc. Three or four plans are more sophisticated with scale bar, water features hand coloured, woodland shown. Notes record details of letting, sale of hay 'Let with a Public House (The Engineer) & Premises at £100 p.a. 1837 Built a stable...'. At the end of the book are 10 further pages of farming notes, treatment for cattle, etc., in a rather shaky hand, the last dated 1859. 1816-1859. £110.00
    There is no clear reference to a place, apart from a reference on the first page 'the regulation is made in the Township of North Bierley made in 1811'.

  175. Royston, West Bretton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 262. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1854. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1874. £30.00

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    Channel Islands

  176. Grouville Parish EXTRACT from the Register of Baptism. 'en la Paroisse de Groville de l'Isle de Jersey'. 10 lines in manuscript on a small 4to sheet, giving details of the baptism of George fils de Richard Downer and Sara le Riche, 1729. Signed Charles De La Garde, Rr. de Groville. circa 1750. £6.00

  177. St. Martin, Jersey L'AN MILLE SEPT CENTS QUARANTE SIX le trois. jour d'octobre, Jean Downer et Elizabeth Syvret sa femme apres Record d'Offr. faute de bien regardes en Prison de fait et main mise... pr le payement de six Cabots de froment & une poulle le tout de rente.... Slip of paper, presumably some kind of writ, signed by Phil. De Carteret, Greffier. Size 3" x 8", together with another similar slip telling them to appear 'vendredi prochain devant Justice instance de Thomas Beaugie, and another document on a 4to sheet, in two different hands, signed at St. Martin 30 juin 1743.. together with... with... Printed summons with manuscript inserts, 29 May 1754, requiring Downer to appear vendredi prochain, as above... with... two other manuscript orders signed Jean Pipon, Greffr. 1743-6. £24.00

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  178. Cleghorn, Lanark LETTER from J. Lockhart, Senr., Cleghorn, 29th April 1824. 3p., 4to, folds. Docket title 'W.E. Lockhart. April 1824'. Tipped down left hand edge onto blue paper. Correspondent not named. Refers to furnishings and decoration of the house, and some sketches done by a Mr. Newton, whose style he/she admires, for furnishing a room. Refers to positioning of mirrors, a marble shelf, excavating a recess etc.: 'I cannot relinquish the lowest mirror' although 'the other Ladies would like to have a Glimpse of their heads as well as their feet'. The glass was to be obtained for £45, 'the girandoles would look very brilliant'. 1824. £24.00
    The mansion, near Lanark, no longer exists. This letter is probably from the lady of the house.

  179. Dumfries SEISIN of all and haill ane acre of land called the Long Acre lying within the Burrow of Dumfries, In Favour of Joseph Corrie Town Clerk. Vellum, size 15" x 18", ink rather faded, with paragraph in Latin at the foot, note on verso that it has been entered in the Register of Seisins by Corrie's apprentice. 1739. £10.00

  180. Edinburgh EXTRACT SEDERUNT Being Right to Burying Ground In South Burying Ground of Saint John's Chapel in favour of Sir William Maxwell of Menreith Baronet. Manuscript on one side of folio sheet, extracted by Robert Rollo, Treasurer. Includes right to 'insert a tablet or headstone in the wall thereof corresponding in size to the said three feet... but not exceeding in height the Copestone of the wall'. 1840. £18.00

  181. Edinburgh LETTER to John Gibson, Writer to the Signet, in Edinburgh from Henry Moffat, 24th Sept. 1845, recommending someone for the position of 'a Clerk to take the charge of your Parliament House business'. 2p., 4to, address and remains of wax seal on verso. 1845. £8.00

  182. Glasgow area SIX NOTEBOOKS RECORDING THE WEATHER AND FARM EXPENSES 1828 - 1851. Four are size 8" x 5", one 6" x 4", marbled wraps, one 8" x 5" with marbled boards, calf spine. Comprises:- (i) Record of produce sold August 1818 - June 20 1823, including cheeses, 'John Allen a crock of butter...' 'to a woman at Pristgill'. 56p. (ii) Account of expenses 1823 - 1831. 42p. Recording sale of meal, potatoes, butter, to named people. (iii) 46p recording weather each day 1st Jan. 1828 to 30th April 1835. Mostly brief entries such as 'a hard frost', 'a good day', 'some rain' sometimes longer entries such as 'some frost a grate drouth', 'ice half inch thick', 'there was 2 perished in the water at New Mills', 'a good day we put in our hay', 'a havey flood a great dale of damage', 'a very fine day we planted potatoes', 'a good day we ended shearing on that day'. At the back are 36 pages listing general expenses 1828-1832. Includes 'shoemaker work', 'for wool carding', 'for snuff', 'for nails and turnip seed', 'expenses at Glasgow' 'for harvest work', 'for a coffin', 'for molls catching'. (iv) 53p weather record May 1835 - 1843, and at the back of the book 40p listing expenditure, 1835 - 1843. Includes tolls, tinsmith's work, doctor's expenses, for herring, for a map. (v) 15p. 1833-45. Sales of pork, cheese, meal etc. (vi) 42p recording daily weather 1843-1851. 'hard frost. From the 12 to the 22 there was no plowing'. At the other end of the book are 12p listing expenditure. 1818-1851. £340.00
    There are scant references to actual places, only Glasgow, Kilmarnock, 'Pristgill' (presumably Priestgill, Strathavon).

  183. Hogg (Alexr.) A GENERAL VIEW of the City & Castle of Edinburgh, the Capital of Scotland. Copper engraving, size 8" x 11", plus margins, decorative border. Shows view looking across the city towards Fife, figures in the foreground. Paper slightly darkened at edges, with some creases and edge tears in side margins... together with a similar engraving with two views, Montrose and Channery, which is slightly creased. Two items. 1784. £15.00
    Both engravings are from Hogg's 'The New British Traveller'.

  184. Isle of Whithorn ASSIGNATION of Janet Dounan of the Isle of Whithorn to her nephew Andrew Dounan relative to Bills or Promissory Notes granted to her by the Earl of Galloway. Large folio sheet, signed by Janet, folded. 1834. £12.00

  185. Kirkness, Parish of Mortmoak, Fife LETTER from James Ballingal at Kirkness House, 19th Jan 1858 to Mr Gibson. 2p., small 8vo. Reports on matters at Kirkness: both the Iron Stone Pits are working but the undertaker for one of the Pits does not have the men's confidence 'Sir to give you an idea... he is a Poacher and keeps a lurcher Dog. Mr Fraser has sold about 30 tons of Coal for First quality... Mr Greig is Draining the Bogs... Mr Douglas is away to be Factor to the Marquis of Lothian...'... together with... Letter from the Minister at Leslie, 6th July, 1848, 4p., small 8vo, to unknown correspondent, about repairs to the schoolhouse there, expressing concern that proposed alterations will bring the level of the drain to 'within a foot or two of fresh graves'. 1848 and 1858. £10.00

  186. National Gallery AN ACT for the Erection on the Earthen Mound in the City of Edinburgh of Buildings for a National Gallery, and other Purposes connected therewith and with the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland. 4pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1850. £15.00

  187. Solway Fisheries NOTICE by Solway Fisheries Commissioners as to Mr Murray Stewart's Fishings. Sent to Russell & Nicholson (Solicitors). Contemporary copy, 1p, folio, manuscript. Orders the owner to appear at a special court at Kircudbright, for an enquiry into the fixed engines for taking salmon at Cally... together with... Copy letter from the solicitor to the Chairman at Register House, Edinburgh, describing the location of the three fishings in Fleet Bay. He says in the 1860's 'there was but one fixed engine... though for time immemorial before there have been constant fishing by stake and fixed nets all along Mr. Murray Stewart's lands on the Shores'... together with... Memorandum of Rentals on the Boughton estate including Cally Grass Parks, Tayland fishery, shooting let, 2p., folio. 1851. 3 items. 1878. £20.00

  188. Uphall, Linlithgow EXTENSIVE SALE OF GROWING CROP Draught Horses, Farm Stocking, and Household Furniture, at Powflatts.... To be Sold by Public Roup.... The Crop consists of about 6 acres of Wheat, 10 do. Barley.... 3 Draught Horses, 2 Mares, 10 Milch Cows.... Poster, size 11" x 9". Traces of folds, small piece torn from margin, some repaired edge tears, some slight wear near central fold. 1841. £12.00

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  189. American seed trade OFFERS OF IMPORTED SEEDS apparently for a New York company importing from abroad. 1897 - 1902. Ledger, half calf, lacks most of spine, edges very rubbed, paper label with manuscript title as above. With entries under heading of seed, usually with Latin and English name. Includes Wild Rice, Blue Lupin, Crested Dogstail, Blue Pearl Grass. Lists date, name of company, number of bags, price per cwt., e.g. 'Texas Seed & Floral Co. f.o.b Dallas'. Other ports named include Stettin, Rotterdam, London, Hamburg. 152 numbered pages, some pages full, others with only one or two lines. Loosely inserted is a letter on headed paper from a Connecticut Seed Grower to J.M. Bergen, Woodhaven, L.I. 1901... together with... AMERICAN OFFERS from July 1903. Similar ledger, 135 pages, with thumb index down right hand side of 21 types of seed ('Timothy', 'Japanese Millet', 'Meadow Fescue' etc.), with columns headed date, name of company, 'N.Y', 'There'. 1901-1906... together with... AMERICAN OFFERS 1903 - 1905 a similar ledger, name of seed at top of page, 177 pages, some pages full of entries others with one or two entries. 3 items. 1897-1906. £48.00

  190. Annuities RELEASE of interest in five thousand pounds of annuities, Thomas Mitchell of the King's Dragoon Guards, residing at Mayfair, to Thomas Sharpe Mitchell of Phantafore in Midlothian, and James Robert Gardiner of Somerset House. Vellum, size 23" x 28", wax seal. 1854. £9.00

  191. Bankruptcy AN ACT for the Relief of the Creditors of Thomas Pitkin, a Bankrupt, and for the Apprehending of him, and the Discovery of the Effects of the said Thomas Pitkin and his Accomplices. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Black Letter, plus cover leaf, floral woodcut initial. 1704. £28.00
    Pitkin amassed vast amounts of cloth 'to the Value of Seventy thousand Pounds...' but to prevent the execution of the Bankruptcy order 'hath withdrawn himself and fraudulently conveyed all his Goods and Effects into the hands of his said Accomplices... to the great Discouragement of Trade...' A House of Commons Committee inquired into abuses committed in relation to the bankruptcy, and a report was published in 1706.

  192. Bartholomew & Son, Pub. L M S MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Scale approx. 2" = 30 miles. Printed on thin paper, showing lines in heavy black with stations in red, size 27" x 23", folded to small 8vo. 2" repaired tear at top. c1910. £18.00

  193. Bath and Bristol ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 250 and sheets to the south and east, which when put together make a complete map, with border all round. Overall size 26" x 37", plus margins. Roads and water features hand coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, inserted in faded plain slipcase. Linen on verso of maps browned, not affecting paper, except for some very slight browning at two or three section edges. 1900. £28.00

  194. Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire BACON'S NEW 'HALF-INCH' CYCLING ROAD MAPS No. 12. Hertford. Reduced by permission from the New Ordnance Survey. Coloured map size 24" x 32", linen-backed and folding into tall thin 8vo boards, which are spotty. Best cycling roads shown in red. With Index of Towns, giving population at 1901 census. Key shows dangerous roads, etc. c1910. £12.00
    Covers North London.

  195. Blacksmith BILL of A. Law, Blacksmith, to Benjamin Lumsdon Esq., Kingsford. 2p., foolscap. Manuscript. June - December 1849. £8.00
    It is not clear which Kingsford it refers to. Items mostly new shoes, mending collars, cart wheels etc.

  196. Boundaries of Boroughs COPY OF RETURN OF ALL PETITIONS, LETTERS Papers and Memorials laid before the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Boundaries of Boroughs, together with the Reports of the Assistant Commissioners. 293pp., size 13" x 8", original blue paper wraps, small pieces of paper chipped from top and bottom of spine. Ordered to be printed 2d July 1868. £50.00
    With tables, petitions, reports, correspondence etc., on 33 Boroughs, including Birmingham, Manchester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Reading, Newport, Windsor.

  197. Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Wales GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN. Sheet XXXV. Printed surface area approx. 24" x 29". Scale 1" to 1 mile. Fully hand-coloured engraving, key to colour in left margin. Additional Coal crops inserted Decr. 1872. Railways inserted to September 1887. Tear reaching 7" into map from bottom margin, repaired on verso. Slight browning along extreme top edge of margin. With the stamp of the Colouring Department, Ordnance Survey, with initials, on verso. c1887. £75.00
    Covers an area which includes Clevedon, Marshfield, Stonehouse and Chepstow, and part of the River Usk. Includes the coal measures running from Cromhall to Brislington.

  198. British Association LETTER to G. Griffiths, Esq. from the Duke of Bedford, dated Bolton Abbey 2nd August 1871. Says he will be pleased to accept the office of Vice President for the meeting at Brighton. Signed 'Devonshire'. 2p., sm. 8vo. 1871. £8.00

  199. Buckland (Frank), naturalist and surgeon LETTER on headed paper of 'Land and Water', with vignette of stag's head, undated. 3p, 8vo, scrawled in pencil, to 'my dear Ogle', signed 'Yours obliging & grateful Frank Buckland'. Says he has pain both sides, 'very great on slightest movement', poor appetite, attacks of 'water brash(?)' and he is worse in the evening. Some small chips in edge of paper. c1880? £16.00
    Frank Buckland (1826 - 1880), was a surgeon and natural history writer, famous for his interest in unusual food, such as sea slug, elephant trunk, etc. At the end of his life he suffered from severe oedema. He had founded the magazine 'Land and Water' as a rival to 'The Field'.

  200. Campbell (J), Pub. THE FINANCIER A Daily Record of the Money Market, Investments and Trade. Sept. 8, 1879. Newspaper, 12pp., size 14" x 10"... together with... THE JOURNAL OF AUCTIONS AND SALES and Property and Investment Reporter. Supplement to the Law Times. Oct. 1, 1853. 12pp. 2 items. 1879. £10.00
    Includes Receipts of Railway Traffic, Stock and Share List, Mining, etc.

  201. Chapman and Hall, Pub. ISLES OF MAN, JERSEY & GUERNSEY Engraved map, coloured in outline, showing the three islands. Size 7" x 9", linen-backed and folding into small 4to boards, gilt title. Some spots on boards. c1840. £16.00

  202. Coal Mines AN ACT for Inspection of Coal Mines in Great Britain. 4pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1850. £12.00

  203. Cycling PHOTOGRAPH showing a man and woman on a double cycle, two large wheels at the side and one small one at the front. Cabinet photograph size 7" x 4", on thick card, printed back with name of Thomas Mack, Photographer, Cromer, Norfolk. Someone has written in pencil on verso 'George and Helen Binyon, or Maud'... together with... another similar photograph showing two lady cyclists standing with their cycles, by Wm. Mean, Cambridge, card cracked but hardly affecting photograph. c1900. £16.00

  204. Dartmouth, Plymouth, etc. THE BILL for the Havens in the West Parts. 1p. folio, black letter. Leaf taken from compilation of Acts, printed some time after the actual Act. Small piece torn from one corner, not affecting text. 1532. £18.00
    The bill aimed to prevent 'a marvellous great quantity of sand, gravel, stone, robel, earth, slime, and filth' from tin-streaming being washed down rivers and affecting the harbours of Plymouth, Dartmouth, Teignmouth, Falmouth and Fowey.

  205. Devon and Somerset CASE for the opinion of.... 4p., folio, folded. Requires lawyer's opinion on whether Thomas, Frances and Peregrine Sandford are intitled to a legacy. Recites indentures etc. from 1745, beginning with the Marriage Settlement of Revd. John Sanford and Catherine Musgrave, made between John Sanford, Sir John Chichester, Sir Charles Kemys Tynte, etc. Mentions property at Oakford, Devon, and West Monkton, Somerset. Drewe, New Inn, c1780. £20.00

  206. Earls of Dartmouth PEDIGREE of the Earls of Dartmouth. Printed on large sheet, folded in eight, coat of arms top left. Manuscript note bottom left reads 'I compiled and furnished this Pedigree, for the new Edition of Hasted's Histy. of Kent, Edited by Lt. Drake 1885.' signed Ch. Worthy Ex. Assis. Somerset Herald. Two small edge tears. J. Heard & Co. 1885. £14.00

  207. Eton College POEM upon leaving Eton. Manuscript copy of a poem in 'The Microcosm'. 66 lines, neatly written over two and a half sides, small folio, folded. 'Microcosm No. 17' written at end. c1800. £14.00
    'The Microcosm. A Periodical Work by Gregory Griffin' was published at Windsor in 1787. The poet bids a fond farewell to Eton as he goes out into the world 'Yes it is true whate're the world may say/Within your walls the moral virtues play'.

  208. Fire Engines FABRIQUE SPECIALE DE POMPES A INCENDIE & ACCESSOIRES Ancienne Maison Bouchard L. Guinand, Succr. Ingenieur, Quai de la Charite, 42, Lyon. 4pp., 4to, with fine large illustrations of fire engines, one showing a fireman in full gear standing by it, another with 6 firemen on a cart pulled by a galloping horse, towing a fire-engine. Detailed description with columns for measurements. On the last page is a long list of the towns and villages supplied, arranged by departement. Imp. B. Arnaud, Lyon. Late 1870's. £40.00

  209. Hennessy Cognac TWO RESTAURANT MENU SHEETS advertising Hennessy Cognac, with black and white illustration of Breton coifs. On thin card, nicely printed, size 13" x 9", photographic illustration in top corner size 4" x 3". Shows ladies in 'Coiffe de Marans', and 'Coiffe de la region d'Aigre'. 2 items. Helio Sadag, Ain. c1950? £10.00

  210. Herefordshire and Staffordshire LABELS FOR MEDICINE FOR FARM ANIMALS Three labels. Attractively printed, approx. size 4" x 3", one slightly smaller. Two for Cocks & Roper, Chemists, Man of Ross House, Ross, for ointment for scab in sheep, the other for drying drink for a cow, the other for Colic Drink for a horse, by Parker, High St., Uttoxeter. All with attractive woodcut illustrations of the animal, instructions. n.d. c1910. £15.00

  211. His Majesty's Stationery Office Pub. THE BRITISH GAZETTE May 12th 1926. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., published in the General Strike. Folded in four, some browning along part of one fold. 1926. £8.00
    Anti-strike newspaper, reporting 'Increasing numbers of Men Returning to Work', 'Legal Issue of the Strikee', cartoon showing John Bull confronting the T.U.C., etc.

  212. (Jaillot, A.H. & Mortier, P.) CARTE DE L'ENTREE DE LA TAMISE Avec les Bancs, Passes, Isles et Costes comprises entre Sandwich et Clay. Copper-engraved chart, size approx. 18" x 35". extends from Sandwich to Clay in Norfolk. Inset map of Thames from London to 'Greane Island'. Hand-coloured. Scale bar in French, English, Spanish and German leagues, compass roses. North is to the right of the chart. Towns and villages shown with small churches etc., coloured red, also shows windmills. Traces of central fold, small skilfully repaired tear at right-hand margin. (Paris, 1693.) £340.00

  213. Jamaica and Saint Domingo AN ACT to prohibit all Intercourse between the island of Jamaica and certain Parts of the Island of Saint Domingo. 3p., small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1812. £10.00

  214. Lambert family PEDIGREE OF LAMBERT of Woodmansterne in the County of Surrey. Manuscript in ink on thick paper, size 39" x 27", title in red heightened with gold. Two large shields at head, with two heraldic centaurs above, and two smaller shields, in red, blue and gold. Some brief notes for some of the entries e.g. 'Capt. Bengal Horse Artillery, Killed in Action at Ferozeshah 1845'. Dates from 1066 - 1855, with some additions showing the descendants of G.P. Lambert and Emily Brigstocke, in light pencil up to the beginning of the twentieth century... together with... SOME ACCOUNT OF THE FAMILY OF LAMBERT of Woodmansterne, Bansted, and Other Places in the County of Surrey. Compiled From Family Papers, Title Deeds &c of A Surrey Antiquary. Privately Printed 1886. With presentation inscription to Revd. William Lambert from the compiler. 20pp., 8vo, parchment covered boards, gilt... together with... CARTE DE VISITE album. Size approx. 5" x 4", heavily embossed boards, lightly rubbed, brass clasp, ivory shield on front board. 25 portraits in mounts, most with pencilled name on mount. Includes photographs of some of the people in the pedigree above, for example Emma Lambert and Revd. Eardley Wilmot, Peter Lambert, Willis and G.B. Lambert. Also includes members of the Brigstocke family... together with... CARTE DE VISIT ALBUM size 5" x 4", plain calf boards with hand-painted violets on front board. 17 portraits, some by Lambert of Bath, and Lambert Weston of Dover... together with... PORTRAIT, probably William Lambert, hand tinted albumen print in gold oval mount, leather hinged case size 9" x 8", 'By Appointment Mr Kilburn 222 Regent Street' stamped in gilt on verso, brass clasps, some slight chipping of leather on verso, together with another double case, 4" x 6", with two small portraits, one an old lady, the other two girls, also by Kilburn. Watermark of pedigree 1894. £220.00
    The manuscript pedigree begins with Rudulphus de Lambert, grandson of Lambert, Count of Mons.

  215. (Moll, H) A NEW MAP OF THE RIVERS And Sea Coasts of England. Engraved map, size 11" x 11", central horizontal fold. Title and scale bar top right. Shows the Counties and Rivers (which are named), ports along the coasts, main towns. 1720. £60.00

  216. Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire AN ACT for granting powers to the Wye Valley Railway Company; and for other purposes... 18pp., small folio. Disbound, Act of Parliament. 1875. £10.00

  217. Morley (Arnold) LETTER to W.R. Bousfield, M.P. 7 lines on one side of 8vo notepaper with seal of Post Master General, white on red background, at head. Says he will look into the case of W. Swansboro of Stoke Newington. Blank conjoint leaf. 1890. £8.00
    Morley was Post Master General from 1892-5.

  218. Newman (R.Z) LETTER dated Guildhall Buildings, 8th July 1833. 1p., 4to, 4 lines, address panel on blank conjoint leaf says only 'G.R. Corner'. Thanks him for the medal of Mr. Calvert he has sent 'it does justice as well to the Artist who took the likeness & Mr. Wyon'. 1833. £15.00
    Apparently the medal was commissioned by 'the Boroughnians'. William Wyon was chief engraver at the Royal Mint and responsible for the head of the young Victoria on coins.

  219. Newspaper cuttings ALBUM OF CUTTINGS clipped from newspapers from approx. 1853 - 1859. Album size 11" x 9", marbled paper covered boards, morocco spine, boards rubbed, morocco on spine split. 300 pages of cuttings pasted on both sides of pages, pages numbered in red ink. On the back endpapers are 3 pages of crests, mauve, blue and pink. There is a three-page manuscript Index at the front (double column) with subjects such as 'Police', 'Wit and Humour', 'Great Eastern Steamship', 'American'. 1853-1859. £45.00

  220. Newspaper cuttings ALBUM OF CUTTINGS clipped from newspapers from approx. 1811 - 1816. Album size 11" x 9", paper covered boards, morocco spine, paper on front board torn, boards very rubbed, morocco spine stained, endpapers browned in places. Titled in gilt on spine 'Cuttings 1765 - 1820 Vol. VII'. 278 pages of cuttings pasted on both sides of pages. 1811-1816. £45.00
    Includes deaths of famous people, crime cases, anecdotes of eccentric people, murders, 'Mr Davis Giddy', 'The Sleeping Woman of Montrose', 'Wilson the Pedestrian', 'Lady Penryn's Extraordinary Will. 20.7.1816', 'Death and Dissection of Joanna Southcott', 'Fire at Belvoir Castle', 'Escape of a Lioness'.

  221. Nister (E), Publisher ALBUM FOR CRESTS Monograms, Coats of Arms, Postmarks &c., With a Supplement of Mottoes and Classical Quotations, with their Meanings... Album size 8" x 6", half morocco, gilt title on front board, top and bottom of spine rubbed. Title page printed in pale green and black. 22 printed pages at the end, with illustrations. Decoratively printed pages, with leaves, ships etc., for the owner to paste their crest collection. 30 pages of small colourful crests pasted in. A few crests loosely inserted not yet pasted in. Postcard with large crest of Merchant Taylors School loosely inserted. n.d. c1880? £60.00

  222. North Eastern Railway AT THE FORTY-FIFTH HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING of the Proprietors... 40 printed half-yearly reports of the General Meeting of Proprietors. 4to, printed on one side only. 7 reports with form of Proxy on conjoint leaf, with address and stamp, and York postmark on verso... together with... 37 forms for amount of dividend, small 4to, sent to Wm. Hatton, with amount of stock, and dividend entered in ink, and letter to Hatton, regarding transfer of stock. 1876 - 1896. £45.00

  223. Norwich Union Life Insurance Society FOUR BONUS CERTIFICATES 1842-1852. 4to, printed with manuscript inserts, the earliest one signed by Secretary, the others lithographed with lithographed signature. Notes bonuses from 1823-52. Name 'Moyle. Helston' in pencil at top. 1842-52. £10.00

  224. Ordnance Survey INDEX to the Ordnance Survey of England and Wales. Scale of ten Statute Miles to an Inch. Engraved map, fully hand-coloured, counties coloured in bright wash colour, county borders in darker shade, sea in pale blue wash with darker colour around the coast. Size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth-covered boards. Map shows 1" sheet numbers, in Arabic letters, Sheets 1 - 84 (as far north as Liverpool). List of Plates top left with Sheet Nos. 1-84 and name of main town, with price. Under this is a list of Agents. c1865. £70.00

  225. Poaching AN ACT to prohibit the setting of Spring Guns, Man Traps, and other Engines calculated to destroy human Life, or inflict grievous bodily Harm. 1p., small folio, disbound. 1827. £6.00
    Spring guns and man traps were used to deter poachers.

  226. Poor Childrens Indentures AN ACT to render valid Indentures of Apprenticeship of Poor Children and others, made upon improper Stamps, upon certain Conditions; and to indemnify all Persons who may have incurred Penalties thereby. 2pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1801. £9.00

  227. Postal arrangements LETTER to Col. Edward St. John about postal arrangements at Billingshurst. 2p., small 8vo. Red and white seal of Post Master General at top. 'I will take care that the case be brought before me before any final decision...' Browning at edges of paper. 28th November 1895. £6.00

  228. Public Libraries and Museums AN ACT for enabling Town Councils to establish Public Libraries and Museums. 5pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1850. £8.00

  229. Rowton (Baron) LETTER addressed to 'Dear Col. Beresford', 13 July 1890. Written on 4 sides 8vo, printed heading of 17 Berkeley Square, in an untidy hand, signed 'Rowton'. Says Beresford can by all means take General Fry(?) with him, and if he wishes to see another, rather smaller House he should go to 'R. House in King's Cross Road. But I should rather like the General to see our best & penultimate attempts at Newington Butts - our latest of all only opens on Dec. 1'. 1890. £18.00
    Baron Rowton (Montague William Lowry-Corry) was Private Secretary to Disraeli. He Founded 'Rowton Houses', working men's hostels.

  230. Rutland and Lincolnshire THREE ACCOUNTS LEDGERS for Stocken Hall, Stretton, Rutland. Comprises: Farm Accounts, 1907-12. Loosely inserted is stained sale catalogue for Stocken Hall Furniture, 1940. 89 pages of entries; Stocken Hall Estate (Garden and House) Contra Accounts. 1907-9. 11p only; Stocken Hall Estate, Sundry Notes. 1907-13. 13p only. Small folio ledgers, calf spines, paper labels with title in ink on spine. 3 items. 1907-12. £25.00
    The original Stocken Hall was built in the 17th century. From the 1950's it was used as a prison farm. It became derelict in the 1980's, and was later converted into flats.

  231. Second World War TRANSCRIPTS OF LECTURES and lecture notes about Germany given to soldiers of the British Army or Air Force 1944. Cyclosyled foolscap pages, stapled at top corners, some staples rusty. Some lectures headed 'Control Commission School (Air). Restricted.' Each lecture with headings for aims (e.g. 'To give students a sound knowledge of modern German Government' 'To familiarise the students with Germany... with particular emphasis on the British occupied zone'), Introduction, Development etc. Topics of lectures include 'Probable German Propaganda during the Occupation', 'Examples of Possible Post War Myths Intended to Excuse the German Army for its Defeat', 'Mr Fraser's lecture The Political Mythology of Germany', 'G.A.F. Intelligence Organisation'. 64 pages in all (sheets printed on both sides). 1944. £65.00
    'I do not think we should under-rate in Western Germany anyhow, the effect which the physical surroundings - scenes of destruction and devastation - will have on people going into that country for the first time... any German with whom we come in contact will be very anxious to make the most of that possible atmosphere of sympathy...'. The notes appear to have belonged to an Air Force Captain called Carr.

  232. Sotheby & Co. CATALOGUE of Valuable Printed Books, Fine Bindings, Autograph Letters and Historical Documents... 15th and 16th July, 1957. 86pp., 8vo, printed wraps, slightly rubbed at base of spine. 1957. £9.00
    Includes letters from Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Bernard Shaw, Charlotte Bronte, George Washington, etc.

  233. Theatre EXTEMPORE LINES ON CAPT. WINCHESTER and Mr. Roberts making a Collection for Miss Poole at her Benefit. Manuscript satirical poem in 22 lines, rhyming couplets, on one side of small folio sheet, folded. Describes how a Captain of Dragoons and a Lawyer persuaded the audience to part with their money 'He dwelt on Pool's youth her grimace and her quaver/And hop'd that their verdict would run in her favour... Some sixpences gave and some shillings, and zounds/Cries a buckish Dragoon, here's a file of half crowns.' c1830. £16.00
    The writer ends on a cynical note 'By thus playing their Cards they make sure of the Pool'. I have been unable to find whether this is a copy of a printed broadside or similar. Miss Poole acted in the 1830's. A print exists of her in 'The Daughter of the Regiment'.

  234. United States of America STATE OF GEORGIA The above Plat is a representation of that Fractional Tract of Land, drawn by Leonard C. Hunter of Valleans District, Chatham County, situate in the 6th District 3rd Section, in Cherokee County... Suveyed 15th day of May 1832 by Thomas Hayes... Printed sheet, 4to, with 'Magnetic Variation... East' printed at top, with basic manuscript sketch plan of plot of 93 acres, types of tree (ash, pine, gum) written around the plot. Scale 20 chains per inch. Printed declaration as above, with details in manuscript. Signed by Henry Carnes Comptroller General. Attached on pink ribbon is the seal of the State of Georgia, showing the three pillars, with the date 1799. Folds. Tear and small hole due to black ink stain becoming brittle at bottom right corner, not affecting text. The printed sheet with the conveyance to Leonard C. Hunter, dated 1834, which is attached is missing the top half. This plat was probably one of the ones allocated under the Lottery system. 1832-4. £40.00

  235. Van Noy-Interstate Company, Publisher THE OVERLAND TRAIL From The Golden Gate to The Great Salt Lake. A Scenic Guide Book 'Through the Heart of the Sierras' On the Line of the Southern Pacific. Exclusive Edition. Booklet with 23 tipped in coloured illustrations (including a double panorama at the centre-fold), plus a view on to front wrap. Size 9" x 12", silk tie at spine, thick grey paper, decorative cover with train crossing Great Salt Lake, gold border and title. Each view 6" x 8". Title-page, two pages of text, full page map showing route. c1910. £36.00
    Includes 'S.P. Steamer 'Contra Costa', Port Costa, Cal.', 'Pulp Mills Dam and Train No. 4, Floriston, Cal.'.

  236. Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 'The Country Around Mendip Hills'. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Composite map made up of Sheet 264 (Wells) and adjacent sheets. Size 26" x 38", plus margins. Full wash colour, roads in buff, parkland in green, county borders shaded with wide bands of colour. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled endpapers, inserted into 8vo red slipcase with Stanford label, titled as above. 1898. £45.00
    Covers Axbridge, Curry Rivel, Gillingham, Fonthill Bishop, Seend.

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